Welcome to the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

MOSSY SAXIFRAGE

MOSSY SAXIFRAGE

Saxifraga hypnoides at Kepplecove. (c)SMH

SHEEP'S-BIT

SHEEP'S-BIT

Jasione montana at St Bees. (c)SMH

ALPINE CINQUEFOIL

ALPINE CINQUEFOIL

Pontentilla crantzii. (c)SMH

BEECH FERN

BEECH FERN

Phegopteris connectilis at Pillar Crags. (c)SMH

BITING STONECROP

BITING STONECROP

Sedum acre at Hodbarrow. (c)SMH

CUMBRIA BOTANY GROUP

Botanical recording of flowering plants and ferns in Cumbria is led by BSBI's Flora of Cumbria Recording Group. Projects include updating atlas recording and the recently published Rare Plant Register of Cumbria. Their recording days are listed on the Cumbria Botany website and a copy is added to the Cumbria recording event calendar. The associated Cumbria Botany Group on Facebook "For everyone interested in learning, studying, recording... or simply enjoying... Cumbria's wild flowers" is a great place to get help and inspiration.

Cumbria Botany Facebook Group

Cumbria Botany website

Where shall I send my Flora records?

BSBI members should send records to the appropriate vice-county recorder depending on the location within Cumbria. The Vice-county recorder for Cumberland (VC 70) and Westmorland-with-Furness (VC 69) is Geoffrey Halliday and for North-west Yorkshire (VC 65) is Linda Robinson.

Other records may be sent to CBDC using the usual routes and are made available to the group via CBDC's flora referee, Mike Porter.

CBDC and the Botany Group are working together on sharing the existing records.