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.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreSunday, September 16th, 2018 at 11:36pm
Cumbria Fungi Group have released their Autumn schedule of forays. Details of all these outings can be downloaded from our website:
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreTuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 8:50pm
Looking forward to receiving Golden Eagle records in Cumbria.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, August 9th, 2018 at 9:28pm
"Has this been found in Cumbria?" One of the joys of being a record centre based Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust is that when someone asks this question we get to delve into the collection. As it happens a 1915 specimen of this striking large ichnuemon, Opheltes glaucopterus, is in the collection but it was found nr Huntingdon. It could be that Steve Garland can record another new to Cumbria, unless anyone prooves differently. The new specimen was found in Rob Pickett's moth trap during the Rusland Horizons Bioblitz on 1 july this year.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreTuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 7:00am
Plantlife has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to deliver an exciting two year project focusing on lichens and bryophytes in Atlantic woodlands across the Lake District and wider Cumbria. As part of the programme, there is an opportunity to attend FREE specialist bryophyte training as part of Plantlife’s New Generation Botanist (NGB) scheme, in collaboration with the British Bryological Society. No prior experience with bryophytes or biological recording is required, just a love for the natural world. For further information and to register visit
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreTuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 6:00am
Join us for a fantastic day of pollinator-themed arts, crafts and activities at Florence Art Centre, Egremont on Sunday 19th August between 10am and 4pm and get Cumbria Buzzing.
Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 1:21am
Felltop fungi growing in association with the Dwarf Willow on Eel Crag, Cumbria last week. The Cep (Boletus edulis), Mountain Grisette (Amanita nivalis), Fly Agaric (A. muscaria) and Russula renidens @LostFoundFungi CumbriaBDC photo
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.
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 6:25pm
Working on a funding bid today to increase recording on the @SolwayAONB
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Solway Coast AONB @SolwayAONB
Good morning 😊 from @SolwayAONB
There's a little bit of snow ⛄ on Criffel this morning.......wrap up warm!! @SolwayCoastwise @AONBFamily
Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 6:24pm
Excellent "trap" for the recording of worms, spiders and slugs.😃
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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.