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website with its interactive Insecta Cumbriensia, species accounts and pictures of the collections is now sadly much out of date.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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Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 6:14pm
Interesting article - the only record of the Cerambyx Cerdo in Cumbria was caught and put into the collection @TullieHouse in 1900 by FH Day. CBDC are interested to receive Grass snake records - most records are in the South Cumbria. https://t.co/WSGE814iX1
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:42pm
Cumbria needs volunteers. Need training? Contact CBDC Recording Officer Stuart Colgate. https://t.co/qi21BCTN8K
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NPMS @theNPMS
Rachel spills the beans! Everything you ever wanted to know about the #NationalPlantMonitoringScheme in this exclusive full-length interview https://t.co/UsAU5hoqLs between @BSBIbotany & #NPMS Volunteer Manager Dr Rachel Murphy. #CitizenScience #wildflowers #BiologicalRecording https://t.co/2aK1wUTDO8
Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 5:29pm
Great Opportunity1 https://t.co/dN1fRc6fzq
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Field Studies Coun @FieldStudiesC
Dont forget!! The Young Darwin Scholarship application deadline closes on 21st June. A great opportunity for young people who have a real interest in the natural world with 15 scholarships up for grabs. https://t.co/wGt77NpYDj 🐝🦋🌿🌼 @PrestonMontford #charlesdarwin #scholarship https://t.co/Kd0Ennk8jf
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 6:43pm
@SteveTrotter1 @Susans_Farm @PastureForLife @cumbriawildlife #Dave the A-Dor-able Dung Beetle did his bit to raise awareness about Soil Superheroes. Now resting, cozy in his donkey dung. @Team_DUMP
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 at 6:43pm
@SteveTrotter1 @Susans_Farm @PastureForLife @cumbriawildlife #Dave the A-Dor-able Dung Beetle did his bit to raise awareness about Soil Superheroes. Now resting, cozy in his donkey dung. @Team_DUMP