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, December 4th, 2018 at 7:19pm
The Waxcap
So called due to their waxy and sometimes slimy appearance. They appear in late autumn on unimproved grassland. Unimproved grassland is just that areas that have not been fertilised or had biocides added this can include rough pastures and some lawns such as graveyards
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Sunday, December 2nd, 2018 at 9:56pm
April doing her thing!
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April Windle @aprilwindle
How many lichenologists does it take to open a gate? This many apparently, especially when situated in Naddle Forest supporting beautiful communities like this! #Haweswater #LakeDistrict #Cumbria
Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 3:21am
A huge thank you to all that attended The Recorders Conference 2018! What a fantastic day with many great talks about recording in Cumbria and different projects from all over the country. See you all again next year!
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Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10:25pm
If you have popped into Tullie House recently you may have seen the Woodrow Wilson exhibit. Where the Cumbrian Biodiversity Data Centre gets a shout out as the oldest biological records centre! CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 10:13pm
Exciting news! North West England now has a @AFONature group. If your under the age of 30, live in the NW and love #nature then this is the perfect opportunity for you! PLEASE share far and wide #AFON CumbriaBDC photo