Slide Slide Slide Bloody Nosed Beetle © Gary Hedges Slide Fox cubs recorded in 2016 © Terry Middleton Cumbria has 24 UK priority habitats making it the most biodiverse in county in England Slide Hoverfly Arctophila superbiens 2016 first record in Cumbria for 3 years © Gary Hedges Slide

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 CentreThursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 6:00am
"Strictly for Territory" A Cumbrian recorder had the rare opportunity to witness two male adders getting ready for the breeding season and doing the territorial "dance" . Thank you for this video treat. If any of our followers have seen something special, please share with us.
#earthday #cumbria #wildlife @ARCTrust Tullie House
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 8:00pm
Outside the Honeypot: NFBR's 2021 conference is focusing on urban recording and as its online they are keen to see local recorders attending. Book now to hear about great biological recording from around the UK.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, April 19th, 2021 at 6:30pm
CBDC is 10 years old. To be ready for the next 10 years we are asking our stakeholders to complete a short 6 minute questionnaire. Tell us what's good, what's not and what you would like us to do in the future.

Recorders Survey:

Data Users (commercial) survey:
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, April 19th, 2021 at 10:30am
#CumbriaNature A truly fascinating stroll along the cliffs at St. Bees Head this week in The Roar of the Razorbills.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, March 26th, 2021 at 6:10pm
Good Evening Everyone!
Here is the second post of the day from Geoconservation

Find out about Local Geology Sites (LGS) in Cumbria.
Thanks to Cumbria Biodiversity Centre, we now have a fantastic system to show you where in Cumbria to find some really interesting geological and geomorphological sites. These sites have been designated of being of local geological interest. The national sites are geological SSSIs.
The map on our web pages allows you to browse an area, or search for certain features or rock types eg corries or dyke or granite… etc
Once you click on a site, a pop-up box appears and that gives a short summary of what you can expect to see. These local sites are either on publicly accessible land or can be viewed form a public right of way.
Then click on the Datasheet to see more information and check the location on an Ordnance Survey map to plan your visit, or just browse the many LGS sites in Cumbria.
Check out the other pages for geology information at
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 8:18am
Buglife Webinar Happening Now. Showcased Get Cumbria Buzzing's successful biodiversity improvements of our Highways' verges. They can prove Better Management = more pollinators + lower maintenance costs. @cumbriawildlife, @Buzz_dont_tweet @TullieHouse
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 1:09pm
So this little friend found recently in Dumfriesshire turns out to be Dinocheirus panzeri, a first for Dumfriesshire and to the whole SWSEIC area. Thanks to @PseudoscorpUK for identifying the specimens. CumbriaBDC photo
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 6:20am
Important article as Cumbria drafts its Local Nature Recovery Strategy
Monday, March 8th, 2021 at 3:23pm
Good evening everyone! We are very excited to let you all know that the bookings for this years Recorders Conference is now open.
Follow this link to book:
CumbriaBDC photo