Completed Projects

Wildwatch – training new biological recorders, mapping and publishing results Wildwatch was a 3 year project in the North Pennines AONB. The aim was to recruit and train local people to record their wildlife. CBDC helped collate the base line data, ran a training session on dataflow and helped produce the species maps at the end of the project.
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Bee Roads North – developing a methodology to predict bee roads CBDC were involved in collating and analysing data to develop a methodology that predicted potential bee roads areas. The result is a map of the key insect pollinator dispersal pathways across Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester Read More
Upland for Juniper – publishing survey results with annimated Flash presentation CBDC worked with Cumbria Wildlife Trust to publish the survey results from the Uplands For Juniper Project. CBDC produced a flash presentation to browse the county’s juniper sites by 10km square. It also created the results in Google Earth and PDF format to download. Read More
Cumbria Geoconservation – developed online mapping tools CBDC have provided online mapping tools for the members of Cumbria Conservation to amend and update the maps and notes of SSSI and Geological sites in Cumbria.
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Very exited to see the Ernest Blezard cases out on display again!
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Tullie House @TullieHouse
Exciting stuff as the famous Ernest Blezard habitat bird cases are installed for #Tullie125 #exhibition. Here red kite, southern puffins, kestrel chicks, merlins shown. Recreating the fondly remembered bird room atmosphere of older times.
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 7:43pm
Best ever farmland bird ringing day - phenomenal 142 Yellowhammers caught inc a 5 year old with c700 Yellowhammers on site! 400 Tree Sparrows present with 31 ringed but 44 retrapped originally ringed as nestlings across the landscape. I think working with the farmers is working! CumbriaBDC photo
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 at 7:38pm
We had a great first #Winter #Invertebrate talk last night with Ian Beddison. A fascinating presentation followed by soup, cake & a good natter! This was one of our favourite of Ian's photos, beautiful Ruby-tailed wasps found in County #Durham 😍 @NorthPennAONB @HeritageFundNE CumbriaBDC photo