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

Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 9:39am
#KMF2021 We Are Ready!

The sun has come out as the final pieces of the festival jigsaw are put into place.

What an absolutely stunning backdrop. We think this year is going to be an absolute blast.

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Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 8:32am
At Keswick Mountain Festival this weekend? Help us record the wildlife... visit CBDC website to see how. https://t.co/WWhAxrZGfk or Visit us at F05 on Saturday to get involved. @cumbriawildlife @KeswickFestival https://t.co/GQC2A5N0En CumbriaBDC photo
Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 6:04am
@SocketedAxes @TullieHouse The Tullie Secret Garden has a juvenile or two "stranded" every year. It's parent will visit it and it will be OK. They are very noisy and the call is very poignant so it will tug at your heart strings!
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