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website with its interactive Insecta Cumbriensia, species accounts and pictures of the collections is now sadly much out of date.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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Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 12:48am
Is there a mouse in your house?
Sarah Nicholson wants to know if you have seen a house mouse.
“Whilst working on... https://t.co/6m4zfoe5WQ
Saturday, September 9th, 2017 at 12:28am
Species of the Week.
Chilocorus renipustulatus – Kidney-Spot Ladybird.

This beautiful creature was... https://t.co/HzOU5VgxWh
Saturday, August 19th, 2017 at 3:44pm
Thorneythwaite recorders - we're still going! Looks like it will rain when we arrive and then fair up.