Cumbria Wild Watch

Join Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre for Cumbria Wild Watch – a Cumbria-wide wildlife survey taking place 27-30 June 2024. By taking part, you can help us understand what wildlife we have in Cumbria!

Observe the wildlife in your garden, park, school, on a walk or at an event. Record what you see in an hour and then send your records to Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre. It is that simple.

On this page, we are listing events taking place across the county over the weekend (see below). Let us know your plans using the ‘Register your interest in Cumbria Wild Watch‘ form.

For more information about wildlife recording, please see our ‘Resources‘ pages where you will find a short introductory film about recording and some useful information on using recording apps, especially iNaturalist. There is also a blog describing how to take part in Cumbria Wild Watch.

There was a webinar on Thursday 6th June 2024 to explain more about Cumbria Wild Watch and get you started with recording resources. A recording will be available shortly.

Help spread the word by downloading and printing the Cumbria Wild Watch poster for your community noticeboard. Download here.

Events listing:

As well as taking part in your local green space, why not join in an organised event. More information will be added as we approach the Cumbria Wild Watch weekend:

  • Gosling Sike Watch Group: open to all Watch Group members and their families. Date and time tbc. Please register your interest and find out more by contacting Geoff Norman.
  • Bassenthwaite Lake Recording Event: join the Lake District National Park and CBDC at Bassenthwaite Lake on Saturday 29th June, 10:30am-3:30pm. More information will be available shortly.
  • CBDC Recording Day at Bassenthwaite Lake: open to all CBDC Recorders. Register your interest here.

Find out more:

Slides from the recent webinar are available to view here:

Watch the recording from the webinar here (running time: 30 minutes):