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 CentreTuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 1:57am
This lovely octopus was washed up on Haverigg Beach on 1 November. David Hartley reported that several had washed up over a couple of weeks in the area. This is a rare record for CBDC – we only have 3 historic records and it looks like the NBN Atlas is not doing a lot better.
The octopus has a double row of suckers on relatively short legs (up to 3x the mantle length) which makes it the Common Octopus (Octopus vulgaris). A single row of suckers on longer legs would be the horned, curled or lesser octopus (Eledone cirrhosa). If you find an octopus or squid whilst wandering along the beach check out the Cephalopod ID guide and let us know.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, November 28th, 2019 at 1:23am
Interested in studying Bats? See PHD research in Glasgow.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, November 18th, 2019 at 4:05am
Gowbarrow Hall (3rd August 2019) – one of our best ever recording days…1064 records of 584 species. Over 300 flowering plant species and 104 moth species were recorded.
A big thank you to everyone who has submitted their records so far. Highlights of the day included the Dark Green Fritillary and the Lesser Bladderwort.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, October 17th, 2019 at 10:18pm
Love Slow worms? Remember Sylvia? Suzie Collinson will be presenting her Slow worm project at University of Cumbria, Fusehill St. Carlisle. 6pm Monday 21st October. FREE EVENT.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 10:35pm
Big Thank you to Lanercost Primary School’s Eco Warriors who have been learning about habitats and classification. They invited CBDC to help them use their knowledge in Island Wood next to the school. Together we made 101 records, which included new species records for Lanercost including Stinkhorn, Larch ladybird, Pill milipede. CBDC is looking forward to receiving more records in the future.
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 11:44pm
Potential PhD: Exciting opportunity to explore Invasive Non-Native Species, ecological networks and ecosystem function with @CEHScienceNews @StirUni @BAS_News Closing date: 10th January 2020
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 9:19pm
SAVE THE DATE: 29th February 2020-CBDC Recorders' Conference. New date will allow everyone time to process 2019 records and provide an opportunity for "hot off the press" reports and presentations. We haven't decided a theme yet...but the date is triggering a few ideas. CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 10:42pm
Join @NorthPennAONB's FREE #bee walk with @StevenFalk1, Sun 1 Sept at Langdon Beck & Harwood-in- #Teesdale Special #Invertebrate Sites. Late flowering species = fantastic habitat for #bumblebees, solitary bees & more. Beginners welcome. Booking essential: CumbriaBDC photo