Members of the Cumbria branch of Butterfly Conservation lead recording and monitoring of Cumbria's butterflies with the support of CBDC on projects such as the Mountain Ringlet survey. The branch organises talks and walks which are a great way of learning more about the county's butterfly fauna; these are added to the CBDC events calendar. For more information please explore the branch website:
There are also descriptions on the county's species on our sister site, Virtual Fauna of Lakeland, but please note the maps are out of date:
Where shall I send my butterfly records?
or alternatively via the branch's sighting page:
Cumbria Butterfly and Day-flying Moth sightings
CBDC is the collation point of all butterfly records for Cumbria for Butterfly Conservation's national recording scheme Butterflies for the New Millennium. All records are verified and used for the annual butterfly report in Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria as well as used for local decision-making and research and shared with the national scheme.
Places to talk about Cumbria's butterflies
You can keep up to date with the latest butterfly sightings and the branch newsletter on the Cumbria Butterfly Conservation website and on their twitter feed @BC_Cumbria. Butterflies are also often discussed on the Birding Cumbria yahoo group, and through local Natural History Society forums.