Welcome to the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

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Adder (Vipera berus) at Drigg Dunes. (c)SH

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Frog (Rana temporaria). (c)SH

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Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis) at the Arnside Bioblitz. (c)JT

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Toad (Bufo bufo) at Smardale Gill. (c)SH

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Frog (Rana temporaria) at Gowk Bank. (c)TF

CUMBRIA AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE GROUP

The Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group (CARG) is part of a network of groups across the country. The group has a Facebook page.

Where shall I send my herptile records?

"Herptile" (the collective name for amphibians and reptiles) records may be sent to CBDC using the usual routes. Records are verified and written up for the annual report Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria by Tony Marshall.

CBDC and CARG are working together on sharing the existing records.

Natterjacks

Cumbria holds about half of the breeding sites in the UK. CBDC has worked with the ARC Trust and others in the Cumbria Natterjack group to improve the records for this species, for which the county is so important. Contact the Cumbria Natterjack project officer to find out about assisting with monitoring the Cumbrian populations.