CBDC Equipment Loan Scheme

Over time CBDC plans to build up a collection of recording equipment available for loan for free to local recorders, groups and for identification and other recording events and workshops. Currently we have two microscopes and a moth trap available to borrow free of charge.

Microscopes

Recorders may borrow a microscope (Binocular, 45deg Head, Dual Magnification 10X & 30X) for identification of Cumbrian specimens for up to three months at a time without charge. Please see the terms and conditions for more information and fill out a loan request form if you would like to borrow one. In addition, a third microscope is available at all times at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle. Please contact the recording officer if you would like to come in and use it.

Terms and Conditions – please read
Microscope loan request form

Moth trap

Local recorders willing to join the Cumbria Moth Group Yahoo Forum may borrow, for up to 2 weeks at a time without charge, a portable Skinner trap (15W actinic bulb) in a package which includes a battery and battery charger, as well as a copy of Waring and Townsend’s 2009 revised edition of ‘a Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland’.

This loan is a joint venture between CBDC, Cumbria Moth Group, members of Cumbria Moth Group Yahoo Forum to encourage anyone who wishes to try out moth recording in places that do not have mains power.

Please see the terms and conditions for more information and fill out a loan request form if you would like to borrow the trap.

Terms and Conditions – please read
Moth trap loan request form

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Very exited to see the Ernest Blezard cases out on display again! https://t.co/jsLHae5c6U
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Exciting stuff as the famous Ernest Blezard habitat bird cases are installed for #Tullie125 #exhibition. Here red kite, southern puffins, kestrel chicks, merlins shown. Recreating the fondly remembered bird room atmosphere of older times. https://t.co/0EPsd4Mj3S
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 7:43pm
Best ever farmland bird ringing day - phenomenal 142 Yellowhammers caught inc a 5 year old with c700 Yellowhammers on site! 400 Tree Sparrows present with 31 ringed but 44 retrapped originally ringed as nestlings across the landscape. I think working with the farmers is working! https://t.co/5ZCAghpSBX CumbriaBDC photo
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 7:38pm
We had a great first #Winter #Invertebrate talk last night with Ian Beddison. A fascinating presentation followed by soup, cake & a good natter! This was one of our favourite of Ian's photos, beautiful Ruby-tailed wasps found in County #Durham 😍 @NorthPennAONB @HeritageFundNE https://t.co/1xbUFOHTbO CumbriaBDC photo