Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

The Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle keeps wildlife information for the county of Cumbria. Tullie House Museum, in its role as a local natural history museum, has collected and disseminated records of wildlife in Cumbria since its inception in 1893. From the early 1990s the Museum has developed a computerised database of species and habitat records in Cumbria and has taken the central role in providing a local biodiversity data service for the county. This role was restyled as Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in 2010, a not-for-profit organisation hosted by Tullie House Museum and advised by local stakeholders.
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 9:50pm
CBDC's checking its ready to support 11 year old Orin's Bioblitz at NT Footprint this weekend. Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust specimens- tick. FSC Field ID Guides - tick. Microscope - tick. Collecting pots - tick. Tea & biscuits - tick. See you there!
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreTuesday, July 9th, 2019 at 1:30am
Record Highlight!

Another record highlight from the Keswick mountain festival on the 18th of May this time a species of leaf beetle, Chrysolina polita. This species is nice and easy to spot thanks to its distinct metallic green colour with red undertones which tend to look more intense in photo then in person. They can often be found by wildflower and nettles, and do tend to be found mating, which Guy joked made them ‘Chrysolina impolita’. This beetle is common and widespread throughout the UK and here at the CBDC we have over 100 records for it, the oldest dating back to 1919 which is in the Tullie house entomology collection.

Below shows an image of Chrysolina polita and a map of some of the CBDC records and with the most recent highlighted.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, July 8th, 2019 at 12:28am
CBDC always gets excited when it adds a new species to its database. Carassius auratus, found during CBDC's recording day Harrington Nature Reserve on Saturday - thanks Steve Routledge for this record...perhaps not a species you were expecting?!🤨🤣
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 1:34am
Calling Cumbria Coleopterists - a good day out!
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreTuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 11:45pm
Look what Mr Moore and his class at Ennerdale CE Primary School found! They visited Kinniside Common recently to learn about meadows. This is the 13th record of the leafhopper Aphrodes bifasciatus in Cumbria and the first for this 10km square. We look forward to receiving the rest of your records from your trip. People have been sharing their wildlife finds with Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust for 125 years. Thanks Paul @ericnortheast for your help with identification.

https://www.britishbugs.org.uk/homoptera/Cicadellidae/Aphrodes_bifasciatus.html
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 6:34pm
CBD getting ready to support 11 year old Orin's, Bioblitz at #NationalTrust Footprint building nr. Windermere #LakeDistrict. 4pm Saturday 13th - 4pm Sunday 14th. Lots of walks, talks and expert naturalists to learn from! Hope to see you there. @TullieHouse
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 1:04am
Whilst we are promoting biological recording and Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre locally Tom from @_ALERC_is busy doing likewise at the House of Commons. https://t.co/FhGZ8gV2jN
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at 1:00am
@ALERC_NC @BiodiversityPs @_BCT_ Thank you for promoting LERCs nationally hopefully it will result in increased recognition locally. 😃🦋🐛🐝🐜🦀🦠🐞🐋🦇🦆🐾🌿🌳🐚🍄🦊
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