Training Events

Good training underpins good biological records. CBDC delivers Recording for Beginners training and encourages recorders to attend species identification training in the County.

Record the Buzz – Pollinator Identification Workshop

Join Stuart Colgate, an experienced ecologist and CBDC’s recording officer, to learn more about Pollinators and how to identify them. Enjoy a half day outdoors workshop and find out what pollinators have made their home on Drumburgh Moss National Nature Reserve, a site of international importance, dominated by an expanse of lowland raised mire, one of Western Europe’s most threatened habitats.

Event details

Date:  Tuesday 21 September 2021.      Morning Session: 10:00 to 12:30      Afternoon session 13:30 – 16:00

Venue: Drumburgh Moss, Near Drumburgh village, Cumbria, CA7 5 DR.  Meet at the car park up from Moss Cottage.

What to bring: Sturdy walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will be unable to provide refreshments. Please bring your own water and any other refreshments you would like.

Cost:  FREE  (Get Cumbria Buzzing and CBDC would like to receive pollinator records in lieu of payment)

Book your place: By phone: 01539 816300 By email:


Training Services

CBDC offers a variety of training services. For more information, please contact our Recording Officer, Stuart.

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