Local Groups

Recording Groups

There are many informal and formal local groups, societies and branches of national societies that can help you to learn more about the fascinating wildlife Cumbria has, and how to identify and record it – whether your passion is for mosses or moths. CBDC aims to work alongside and support all such groups and vice-county recorders of the national schemes and societies.

Many of these groups sit under Cumbria Naturalists Union which is an umbrella organisation that publishes the annual county natural history report, Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria. Copies are available from the Tullie House shop or from Cumbria Bird Club. CBDC provides records to the report writers for each group.

You are always welcome to send records of any and all species to us directly if it is easiest for you; if you send them to us and also elsewhere, please let us know so we can try and keep track of duplicates.

Natural History Societies

Cumbria Bird Club
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
Carlisle Natural History Society
Carlisle Natural History Society Facebook page
Carlisle Natural History Society Twitter page
Arnside Natural History Society
Keswick Natural History Society
Alston Moor Wildlife Group
Alston Moor Wildlife Group Facebook page
Ambleside Natural History
Maryport and District Natural History Society

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 12:51am
The Earthworm Society of Britain and Field Studies Council are hosting an identification based course on Saturday... https://t.co/eGW7UMHF6x
Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 9:52pm
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** 15th - 21st March

Two fruiting bodies of Morchella esculenta were found near Kings... https://t.co/zLswWn9pmH
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 5:33pm
A photograph of a mink carrying what looks like a pigeon was sent in by Shaun Donockley. It was taken from... https://t.co/Ad6I37N5Yf
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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 5:59pm
Website Hiccups. CBDC has updated its website, but despite extensive checking some of the links and content are... https://t.co/ke0Tz0IP6c
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 1:24am
Big (<5mm) Red Velvet Mite found under Men at Work sign. Trombidium holosericeum - currently none on our... https://t.co/JxKgvXGdUc