Resources

CBDC and Tullie House Museum have a number of resources available to support local recorders.

CBDC Publications

From time to time CBDC publishes from the local recording community in Cumbria.

1. Inventory of Urban Gull Colonies in Cumbria
2. Pug Moths of Lancashire and Cumbria
3. Ornithology in Cumbria in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries: A Bibliography.
4. Birds in Cumberland in the 18th Century

Tullie House Collections and Library

The museum holds a large amount of zoological, botanical and geological material. Items in the collection can be viewed by appointment by local recorders and researchers.

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Equipment Loans

Specific equipment is necessary to successfully record some taxon groups. For new recorders the expense may be off putting. Therefore CBDC has some a moth trap and micrscopes that it can loan out.

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Mapping Tools

We have selected some common tools that help you map and record the correct OS grid references.

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Identification help

There are a number of field guides, species keys and websites on the internet that will help you with identification.

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Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 8:35am
What a wonderful close up of a species we often see in our own homes! If you’re in Cumbria and have a few small friends in your home like this house spider consider sending them in as a record on our website! https://t.co/7zsluxMivu https://t.co/mY8IHqHka1
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Alan Coles @greenlandfalcon
I came across the House Spider with one leg missing, that I photographed several days ago, so took some more close ups. @beardwarbler @BritishSpiders https://t.co/mGm6scYbdT