Recording Groups

There are many informal and formal local groups, societies and branches of national societies that can help you to learn more about the fascinating wildlife Cumbria has, and how to identify and record it – whether your passion is for mosses or moths. CBDC aims to work alongside and support all such groups and vice-county recorders of the national schemes and societies.

Many of these groups sit under Cumbria Naturalists Union which is an umbrella organisation that publishes the annual county natural history report, Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria. Copies are available from the Tullie House shop or from Cumbria Bird Club. CBDC provides records to the report writers for each group.

You are always welcome to send records of any and all species to us directly if it is easiest for you; if you send them to us and also elsewhere, please let us know so we can try and keep track of duplicates.

Natural History Societies

Maryport natural history society

Website http://www.senhousemuseum.co.uk/about-museum/museum-groups/

Carlisle Natural History society

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CarlisleNats/

Website http://www.carlislenats.org.uk/

Twitter https://twitter.com/CarlisleNats?lang=en-gb

Arnside Natural History Society

Website http://www.arnsideanddistrictnhs.co.uk/

Keswick Natural History Society

WebsiteΒ  http://www.keswicknathist.co.uk/

Ambleside Natural History Society

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmblesideNaturalHistorySociety/

Website http://anhs.org.uk/wp/

Local groups

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cumbriawildlifetrust/

Website https://www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/

Twitter https://twitter.com/cumbriawildlife?lang=en-gb

Cumbria Bird Club

Website https://www.cumbriabirdclub.org.uk/

Cumbria Geoconservation

Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1900093153583144/

Website https://www.cbdc.org.uk/cumbria_geoconservation_home/

Cumberland Bat Group

Website https://www.bats.org.uk/support-bats/bat-groups/north-west-england

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/cumberlandbatgroup/

South Cumberland Bat Group

Website https://cumbriabats.wordpress.com/

Cumberland Geological Society

Website http://www.cumberland-geol-soc.org.uk/events/

Cumbria Botany

Website http://www.cumbriabotany.co.uk/

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/CumbriaBotanyGroup/

Cumbria Moth Group

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1484989568463053/

Cumbria Birding Group

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/cumbriabirding/

Cumbria Fungi Group

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/336722100236838/

Cumbria Mammal Society

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MammalSociety/

Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/589703024785031/

North Pennines AONB- This organisation covers several recording groups.

Website http://www.northpennines.org.uk/

Twitter https://twitter.com/NorthPennAONB

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NorthPenninesAONB/

Country Wide Organisations for recorders

BSBI

Website https://bsbi.org/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BSBI2011/

Twitter https://twitter.com/BSBIbotany

British Trust for Ornithology

Website https://www.bto.org/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/The.BTO/

Twitter https://twitter.com/_BTO?lang=en-gb

British Bryological Society

Website http://www.britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk/

Facebook

British Lichen Society

Website http://www.britishlichens.co.uk/index.html

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BLSlichensF/

Moth Records

Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/RecordingMoths/

Butterfly conservation

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/savebutterflies/

Website https://butterfly-conservation.org/

The British Mycological Society

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/18843741618/

Website https://www.britmycolsoc.org.uk/

The Fungus Conservation Trust

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/The-Fungus-Conservation-Trust-formerly-ABFG-194924697239188/

Website http://www.abfg.org/

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation

Website https://www.arc-trust.org/Pages/Contact.aspx

Twitter https://twitter.com/ARC_Bytes

Plantlife

Website http://www.plantlife.org.uk/uk

Twitter https://twitter.com/Love_plants

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LovePlantlife/

Field Studies Council

Website https://www.field-studies-council.org/

Twitter https://twitter.com/FieldStudiesC

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FieldStudiesC/

Biological Records Center

Website http://www.brc.ac.uk/home

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