Virtual Fauna of Lakeland

The Virtual Fauna of Lakeland website was developed in 2005. It was named after the monumental work, A Vertebrate Fauna of Lakeland, written by the Rev. H. A. Macpherson in 1892. The website was a natural progression of the work that began over 100 years ago. Macpherson’s Lakeland faunal area included most of modern day Cumbria and this site is concerned with Cumbrian wildlife.

The pioneering website with its interactive Insecta Cumbriensia, species accounts and pictures of the collections is now sadly much out of date. However, our understanding of the natural history of Cumbria continues to grow and recent improvements in technology mean that it is possible to share even more information on the internet.

Tullie House Museum and the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre are currently reviewing local and national tools, resources and data to build a brand new Fauna and Flora of Cumbria.

Dr Simon Jackson, Curator, January 2017.

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Saturday, May 27th, 2017 at 12:25am
SIGHTING OF THE WEEK - 20nd - 26th May

Our sighting of the week is Rhopalus subrufus which is new to Vice... https://t.co/XxZj4cyolH
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 10:38pm
RT @_BCT_: Reminder - @BCT_NBMP Introductory Bat Detector Workshop in Cumbria this Saturday 27th May! #lovebats Register here https://t.co/… CumbriaBDC photo
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 10:37pm
Interesting dung beetle records-bird stomach dissections@CarlisleNats Transactions 1962. Curlew and dung beetle decline linked? @Team_DUMP. https://t.co/ARSbku053b CumbriaBDC photo
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Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 6:38pm
Life before Apps and internet - found whilst sorting out archive files.
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 at 11:39pm
First Recording Day site visited - Raven's Beck and Jordan Hills (NY6143 Haresceugh). Woods, streams, exposed... https://t.co/8hXQSlZCCl