CBDC Recording Days

Each year CBDC organises a small programme of recording days on county wildlife sites, SSSIs that have not been recently recorded or private land that has never been recorded. Recording days allow recorders to share their particular expertise with others and visit sites that they would otherwise not have access to.

If you want to get involved or have a site you believe would be suitable for a recording day please contact Stuart our Recording Officer.

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2021 - Fungi Forays

Cumbria Fungi Recording Group's Leader Paul Nicol has moved and so CBDC has stepped in to run the group for the time being.

Wednesday, 20th October, 10:00am
Great Wood, Borrowdale.
Meet in the car park NY272214 (This is a National Trust car park with a payment machine!)

Wednesday, 27th October, 10:00am
Hutton-in-the-Forest, Unthank, Penrith, CA11 9TH.
Meet in the car park at NY461359, accessed via public entrance at NY46093611, off the B5305 road (from junction 41 of M6). Leader of foray Jane Rushworth. Entry fees have kindly been waived.

Wednesday, 3rd November, 10:00am
Ridgewood, Brampton, CA8 1UQ.
On-road parking along The Swartle at NY535612. The Ridgewood is to the northeast of the parking point, accessed via footpaths.

Full Details (PDF):  Cumbria Fungi Recording Group 2021.

2019

34 Recorders visited Harrington Nature Reserve; Willowford Farm,  Gilsland; Gowbarrow Hall, Watermillock and the Lowther Estate.  Together they recorded species in at least 24 taxonomic groups.

 

2019

Gowbarrow Hall is a farm looking to change how it manages its land.  CBDC recorders' infomarion will contribute to the farm's understanding of what species are there currently.  This baseline will be used to inform future biodiversity monitoring.

 

2018

Rose Castle, Wharton Tarn, Coalfell, Dunsthwaite and Setmurthy Common were visited by Cumbria Recorders. Their keen eyes recorded a range of species from Adder's Tongue Fern to Great Crested Newts. Interesting discussions were held had over lunch regarding caddis fly nets and the egg laying of the dark giant horsefly.

 

2017

Jordan Hills, Thornhill Moss and Meadows, Haybridge Nature Reserve and Thorneythwaite Farm, Borrowdale were visited.  As well as CBDC recorders we were pleased to welcome 14 trainee recorders to our Haybridge day.

 
rec-day-common-heath-fCommon Heath Moth Ematurga atomaria

2016

This summer recorders visited Bolton Fell, Flimby Great Wood, Low church Moss, Silver Tarn, Argill Wood and Augill Pasture.

 
rec-day-arabis-hirsutaHairy Rock Cress Arabis hirsuta

2015

Hellbeck Woods, SSSI near Brough in June 2015 attracted 34 recorders, our largest number to a single recording event. With their combined skills and knowledge they made 926 records and identified 486 species.

 
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.

🏊‍♀️🚴‍♂️🏃‍♀️😎 https://t.co/Wdnf5aVYAq
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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