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
Cumberland Bat Group
South Cumbria Bat Group Facebook page
Cumbria Botany
Cumbria Botany Facebook page
British Trust for Ornithology
The Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group
Cumbria Natterjack Project Officer
Cumbria Moth Group
Moth Records
Butterfly Conservation
Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria Publications
Waxcap Fungi in Cumbria
The British Mycological Society
The Association of British Fungus Groups
Key to Waxcap identification
The NBN Gateway (distributional information only)

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 8:35pm
**A NEW SPECIES FOR OUR DATABASE** 1st – 7th July

Our sighting of the week is a “True Bug”, a member of... https://t.co/gS3yHP4yJG
Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:34pm
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** 24th -30th June.

Marsh Stitchwort (Stellaria palustris) was found by Stuart Colgate at... https://t.co/EL8IzJJ7wb
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 9:24pm
Do you have some spare time this summer? CBDC have office based volunteering opportunities available that will... https://t.co/6O82BTLxfB
Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 9:32pm
Our next recording day will be at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve on the 18th July. CBDC and Rusland Horizons are... https://t.co/VehqMlZZni
Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 9:18pm
Some of the wonderful images taken by Guy Broome at our Thornhill Moss & Meadows recording day! Thank you to all... https://t.co/TzRnwzjZkQ