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 CentreFriday, January 31st, 2020 at 8:00am
Can you identify our Recorders' Conference key speaker? 'Recording Recovery - biological recording for a Wilder Future' will touch on Nature Recovery Networks (in the new Environment Bill read last night) as well as explaining the Wildlife Trust’s “Wilder Future” campaign, Living Landscapes and Action for Insects. It is, of course, Steve Garland, Entomologist, Chair of Lancashire Wildlife Trust & Chair of The Wildlife Trusts England Committee and regular Cumbrian Recorder. Book your FREE place on the Cumbria Recorders’ conference @tulliehouse 29th February
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, January 23rd, 2020 at 3:18am
How about spending sleepless nights counting SLUGS instead of sheep? The last major study of slug diversity and activity in gardens was carried out in the 1940s by entomologists Barnes and Weil ( Newcastle Uni and RHS are looking for volunteers to survey garden slugs ( Photo'd below; Limax maximus on the CBDC Recording Day in Gilsland 2019. A real gardener's friend - eats fungi, rotting veg and other slugs!😝😝😝
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 8:00am
Memorable Mushrooms. Paul Nichol has been taking a look through CBDC’s fungi dataset. There are a few records that stick in his mind. It might be that they are are rare, a first for Cumbria or simply unusual, like David Nattrass' 2017 find - Morchella esculenta. Hear more at the Cumbria Recorders’ Conference at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery Trust on 29th Feb. FREE book now
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, January 9th, 2020 at 8:00am
Bees are not the only pollinators #getcumbriabuzzing. Flies do a great job too. @TullieHouse Diptera collection is pretty impressive....maybe we can do a Cumbria Fly Promo like this one from NHM
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Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, December 19th, 2019 at 3:03am
Snowy Owl (Bubo Scandiacus) - CBDC has never received a record of the beautiful snowy owl but there are 3 records for Cumbria.
This iconic high arctic species has a circum-polar breeding distribution, wintering in different regions depending on the availability of food, moving somewhat south to achieve this. It is generally a sedentary species, staying in one place for a long time, but irruptions are caused by a lack of their mammal prey.
It is thought that birds arriving in Britain come mostly from Scandinavia but some arriving in the southwest may have Nearctic origins. The first record for Britain is of a bird shot on Unst Shetland in 1808 and they have been recorded at times throughout the year, some being long-stayers; breeding took place on Fetlar from 1967 until the early 1990s.
The three records for Cumbria were at: West Moor End, Aspatria in 1930; Moss Rigg, Tilberthwaite in 1959; Kentmere Valley, South Lakes in 2001.
Thanks to Chris Hind and the NBN Atlas for information and images.
Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 at 11:46pm
The same sentiment for the UK..and probably better to do it before we have a major disaster like the fires of Australia
Monday, January 6th, 2020 at 7:46pm
Love this idea to #getcumbriabuzzing
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Butterfly theatre underway! Can’t wait to plant it up with borage, cosmos, lavender, rudbeckia, catmint, foxgloves, delphiniums, aquilegia, dwarf buddliea and other pollinator favourites 🦋🌼🐝 Then I shall sit in the middle and probably never get any work done ever again
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