CBDC Recording Days

CBDC organised its first recording days in 2015. Their purpose is to invite local recorders to wildlife sites, SSSIs, etc. that have not been visited for several years in order to update the designation documentation. They also provide opportunities for recorders to share their particular expertise with others and visit private sites that they would otherwise not have access to.

Contact Stuart our Recording Officer for further details.

2019 Recording Days:

22nd June – Lowther Estate

6th July   – Harrington Nature Reserve, Workington

20th July  – Gilsland

  • 2019

  • Lowther Estate

    Saturday 22nd June

    The Lowther estate property comprises a range of habitats including neutral and calcareous grassland, limestone scarp, limestone pavement, woodland, ponds, watercourses, tall herbs and gardens.

    To book your place click here

  • 2018

  • 2018

    Rose Castle, Wharton Tarn, Coalfell, Dunsthwaite and Setmurthy Common were visited by Cumbria Recorders. Their keen eyes recorded a range of species from Adder’s Tongue Fern to Great Crested Newts. Interesting discussions were held had over lunch regarding caddis fly nets and the egg laying of the dark giant horsefly.

  • 2017

  • 2017

    Jordan Hills, Thornhill Moss and Meadows, Haybridge Nature Reserve and Thorneythwaite Farm, Borrowdale were visited.  As well as CBDC recorders we were pleased to welcome 14 trainee recorders to our Haybridge day.

  • 2016

    rec-day-common-heath-fCommon Heath Moth Ematurga atomaria

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    This summer recorders visited Bolton Fell, Flimby Great Wood, Low church Moss, Silver Tarn, Argill Wood and Augill Pasture.

  • 2015

    rec-day-arabis-hirsutaHairy Rock Cress Arabis hirsuta


  • Hellbeck Woods, SSSI near Brough in June 2015 attracted 34 recorders, our largest number to a single recording event. With their combined skills and knowledge they made 926 records and identified 486 species.

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 6:14pm
Interesting article - the only record of the Cerambyx Cerdo in Cumbria was caught and put into the collection @TullieHouse in 1900 by FH Day. CBDC are interested to receive Grass snake records - most records are in the South Cumbria. https://t.co/WSGE814iX1
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:42pm
Cumbria needs volunteers. Need training? Contact CBDC Recording Officer Stuart Colgate. https://t.co/qi21BCTN8K
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Rachel spills the beans! Everything you ever wanted to know about the #NationalPlantMonitoringScheme in this exclusive full-length interview https://t.co/UsAU5hoqLs between @BSBIbotany & #NPMS Volunteer Manager Dr Rachel Murphy. #CitizenScience #wildflowers #BiologicalRecording https://t.co/2aK1wUTDO8
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:29pm
Great Opportunity1 https://t.co/dN1fRc6fzq
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Field Studies Coun @FieldStudiesC
Dont forget!! The Young Darwin Scholarship application deadline closes on 21st June. A great opportunity for young people who have a real interest in the natural world with 15 scholarships up for grabs. https://t.co/wGt77NpYDj 🐝🦋🌿🌼 @PrestonMontford #charlesdarwin #scholarship https://t.co/Kd0Ennk8jf
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 6:43pm
@SteveTrotter1 @Susans_Farm @PastureForLife @cumbriawildlife #Dave the A-Dor-able Dung Beetle did his bit to raise awareness about Soil Superheroes. Now resting, cozy in his donkey dung. @Team_DUMP
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 6:43pm
@SteveTrotter1 @Susans_Farm @PastureForLife @cumbriawildlife #Dave the A-Dor-able Dung Beetle did his bit to raise awareness about Soil Superheroes. Now resting, cozy in his donkey dung. @Team_DUMP