Get Cumbria Buzzing

Get Cumbria Buzzing is a community-orientated project. Working with local communities, Local Authorities, Highways England and partners across North West Cumbria, the project focus is to create a network of wildflower havens to help boost Bumblebees and other wild pollinating insects. CBDC is a partner in this project. Find out more about the project by visiting the Get Cumbria Buzzing website and see CBDC case studies to read about how CBDC is supporting the project.

Recording the Buzz

CBDC and Get Cumbria Buzzing want your help to find out what pollinators are in Cumbria and where they are.  We are inviting you to tell us about the insects you see visiting flowers in your garden or whilst you are out enjoying the Cumbria’s coast and countryside or strolling around a town.  At the end of the Get Cumbria Buzzing project CBDC will create a pollinator atlas which will summarise the Recording the Buzz records and inform future wildlife conservation in the county.

Tell Us What You Have Seen

There are different ways to record your pollinator sightings.

If you are a beginner…

You can show us what you have seen by uploading your photographs to our Project on iNaturalist.

Website:
Get Cumbria Buzzing Project on iNaturalist  

If you have some experience of recording and identifying insects….

Use our  Record the Buzz guidance notes will show you how to find out whats been seen before in the project area and contains links to different ways to send us your species records.

Download (PDF):
Record the Buzz Guidance

What has been seen before?

Browse our map to find out what pollinators have been recorded in the Get Cumbria Buzzing project area.

Need Help with this Map?

Download (PDF):
Record the Buzz Guidance

Thursday, May 20th, 2021 at 5:33am
Finally! While the rest of the UK flowering season is well under way, it's taken until yesterday to see my first Early Purple Orchid of 2021 in #Shetland. Growing in a serpentine fell field, they're always tiny, but share their home with other special plants, like Moss Campion. https://t.co/GYBQp2nHwZ CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 at 8:18am
Buglife Webinar Happening Now. Showcased Get Cumbria Buzzing's successful biodiversity improvements of our Highways' verges. They can prove Better Management = more pollinators + lower maintenance costs. @cumbriawildlife, @Buzz_dont_tweet @TullieHouse
Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 1:09pm
So this little friend found recently in Dumfriesshire turns out to be Dinocheirus panzeri, a first for Dumfriesshire and to the whole SWSEIC area. Thanks to @PseudoscorpUK for identifying the specimens. https://t.co/MsNsST0UVz CumbriaBDC photo
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 at 6:20am
Important article as Cumbria drafts its Local Nature Recovery Strategy https://t.co/7nMfP9Ejxb