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.

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. Read more
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. Read more
Mapping Tools  We have selected some common tools that help you map and record the correct OS grid references.  Read more
Identification help There are a number of field guides, species keys and websites on the internet that will help you with identification. Read more
Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:24pm
Species of the week this week is the Glossy ibis, a very rare migrant bird to the UK.
This is the first ever Glossy ibis recorded in Cumbria in 1921, which is now a part of the Tullie house collection. https://t.co/jbfqQr35Js
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Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 at 11:23pm
We've recently been visiting some fantastic habitats across the @NorthPennAONB, working to establish Special #Invertebrate Sites. Can't wait for the field season to kick off, recording at these places with our #volunteers! @HLFNorthEast @heritagelottery #WednesdayMotivation https://t.co/8ly41goTJN CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 10:01pm
Lovely trip up to the woodlands near Irton Pike at the weekend, for the BBS field meeting (VC70) with Diane Dobson! Fell witness to the most spectacular tree stump I have ever seen! #bryophytes #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/TPDljQFvtX CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, January 14th, 2019 at 9:58pm
First day back in the office, with a Christmas present from @PlantlifeScot. These guides are totally brilliant - thank you so much. To receive your FREE copies email Scotland @plantlife.org.uk. Please RT & share! #lichens #bryophytes #fungi https://t.co/kiVnLmOOZb CumbriaBDC photo