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website with its interactive Insecta Cumbriensia, species accounts and pictures of the collections is now sadly much out of date.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, April 22nd, 2017 at 12:51am
The Earthworm Society of Britain and Field Studies Council are hosting an identification based course on Saturday... https://t.co/eGW7UMHF6x
Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 9:52pm
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** 15th - 21st March

Two fruiting bodies of Morchella esculenta were found near Kings... https://t.co/zLswWn9pmH
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Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 5:33pm
A photograph of a mink carrying what looks like a pigeon was sent in by Shaun Donockley. It was taken from... https://t.co/Ad6I37N5Yf
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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 5:59pm
Website Hiccups. CBDC has updated its website, but despite extensive checking some of the links and content are... https://t.co/ke0Tz0IP6c
Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 1:24am
Big (<5mm) Red Velvet Mite found under Men at Work sign. Trombidium holosericeum - currently none on our... https://t.co/JxKgvXGdUc