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. Macphersonโ€™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website with its interactive Insecta Cumbriensia, species accounts and pictures of the collections is now sadly much out of date.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, March 6th, 2018 at 10:41pm
Unexpected item in the Leven area. Pete Martin was not expecting to film a harbour porpoise when walking along R. Leven, Harbour Bridge in January this year. https://t.co/l9sfr4YaC7
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 6:25pm
Working on a funding bid today to increase recording on the @SolwayAONB https://t.co/w5NOtt9egw
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Solway Coast AONB @SolwayAONB
Good morning ๐Ÿ˜Š from @SolwayAONB
There's a little bit of snow โ›„ on Criffel this morning.......wrap up warm!! @SolwayCoastwise @AONBFamily https://t.co/QRcG9NgRMx
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 6:24pm
Excellent "trap" for the recording of worms, spiders and slugs.๐Ÿ˜ƒ https://t.co/zuNrdXMUNv
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Recycle for Cumbria @Recycle4Cumbria
You need never have smelly food waste in your bin again if you treat yourself to a food waste digester - all food waste enriching the earth or turning into great compost Get yours in time for Xmas. https://t.co/Ezz1DLnjw6
Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 9:42pm
As we move into October, look out for unusual looking Blackbirds - you may just spot a Ring Ouzel! https://t.co/Rn1wO4nimX @BBCSpringwatch https://t.co/93J4oR3Zly CumbriaBDC photo