Current Projects

Cold Blooded and Spineless This project is training new volunteers to identify and record a range of invertebrate, amphibian and reptiles species in the North Pennines AONB. CBDC will help produce the maps of these records and identify areas of invertebrate significance.
Eycott Hill Nature Reserve CBDC supported the 2016 Eycott Bioblitz and has run training courses for volunteers new to biological recording.
Rusland Horizons CBDC has fully digitised the 1988 Phase 1 habitat Survey for the Rusland Horizons Project Area. We are currently analysing more recent surveys and data to bring the map up to date. Read more
PondNet CBDC supported Freshwater Habitats Trust to secure survey sites for their volunteers to record rare species in
Cumbia Bird Atlas CBDC worked with members of the Cumbria Bird Club to produce over 1,500 species maps. Read more
Data searches CBDC carries out a range of desk top surveys for species, habitats and 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