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website with its interactive Insecta Cumbriensia, species accounts and pictures of the collections is now sadly much out of date.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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Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 8:35pm
**A NEW SPECIES FOR OUR DATABASE** 1st – 7th July

Our sighting of the week is a “True Bug”, a member of... https://t.co/gS3yHP4yJG
Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 5:34pm
**SIGHTING OF THE WEEK** 24th -30th June.

Marsh Stitchwort (Stellaria palustris) was found by Stuart Colgate at... https://t.co/EL8IzJJ7wb
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 9:24pm
Do you have some spare time this summer? CBDC have office based volunteering opportunities available that will... https://t.co/6O82BTLxfB
Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 9:32pm
Our next recording day will be at Hay Bridge Nature Reserve on the 18th July. CBDC and Rusland Horizons are... https://t.co/VehqMlZZni
Monday, June 26th, 2017 at 9:18pm
Some of the wonderful images taken by Guy Broome at our Thornhill Moss & Meadows recording day! Thank you to all... https://t.co/TzRnwzjZkQ