CBDC Equipment Loan Scheme

Over time CBDC plans to build up a collection of recording equipment available for loan for free to local recorders, groups and for identification and other recording events and workshops. Currently we have two microscopes and a moth trap available to borrow free of charge.

Photograph © Ben Knipe

Microscopes

Recorders may borrow a microscope (Binocular, 45deg Head, Dual Magnification 10X & 30X) for identification of Cumbrian specimens for up to three months at a time without charge. Please see the terms and conditions for more information and fill out a loan request form if you would like to borrow one. For larger groups please use the contact form at Contact Us or the email us at info@cbdc.org.uk

Download:
Terms and Conditions (PDF) – Please read
Microscope loan request form (Word)

Moth trap

Local recorders who are members of the Cumbria Moth Group may borrow, for up to 2 weeks at a time without charge, a portable Skinner trap (15W actinic bulb) in a package which includes a battery and battery charger, as well as a copy of Waring and Townsend’s 2009 revised edition of ‘a Field Guide to the Moths of Great Britain and Ireland’.

This loan is a joint venture between CBDC and members of the Cumbria Moth Group to encourage anyone who wishes to try out moth recording in places that do not have mains power.

Please see the terms and conditions for more information and fill out a loan request form if you would like to borrow the trap.

Download:
Terms and Conditions (PDF) – Please read
Moth trap loan request form (Word)

Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre

The Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre at Tullie House Museum, Carlisle keeps wildlife information for the county of Cumbria. Tullie House Museum, in its role as a local natural history museum, has collected and disseminated records of wildlife in Cumbria since its inception in 1893. From the early 1990s the Museum has developed a computerised database of species and habitat records in Cumbria and has taken the central role in providing a local biodiversity data service for the county. This role was restyled as Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre (CBDC) in 2010, a not-for-profit organisation hosted by Tullie House Museum and advised by local stakeholders.
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, June 13th, 2024 at 2:15am
Two weeks till the inaugural Cumbria Wild Watch.

Get involved to help us build a biodiversity snap-shot of Cumbria.

It is so easy to do and you will be helping inform biodiversity decision making across this glorious county....

https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/

#CumbriaWildWatch
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, June 12th, 2024 at 6:30am
Cumbria Connect are organising a series of workshops to gauge views and opinions on the local landscape. For dates and venues, see:
https://www.cbdc.org.uk/cumbria-connect-future-landscapes-workshops/
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreWednesday, June 5th, 2024 at 10:00pm
Join us at 4:30pm today to find out more about Cumbria Wild Watch with a free webinar about wildlife recording...

Register for the webinar: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsOVAw5ym7Yb06XBQvbrdxFrVuGbfpp_vRv9OLYXMzZeq47w/viewform?usp=sf_link

#CumbriaWildWatch #Cumbria
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreMonday, June 3rd, 2024 at 12:00am
Here at CBDC, we're not just interested in biodiversity data but also collate information about Cumbria's geodiversity. We work closely with #CumbriaGeoConservation who regularly review sites across this geologically diverse county. This short film explains more about what geodiversity is:
https://youtu.be/LtFzkDMsYtI
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreThursday, May 30th, 2024 at 4:30am
Join us at this time next week for a webinar about the forthcoming Cumbria Wild Watch weekend. Find out more about wildlife recording and how you can contribute to establishing a biodiversity baseline for Cumbria....

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsOVAw5ym7Yb06XBQvbrdxFrVuGbfpp_vRv9OLYXMzZeq47w/viewform?usp=sf_link

More about #CumbriaWildWatch: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/
Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre
Cumbria Biodiversity Data CentreFriday, May 24th, 2024 at 10:09pm
Join us for a recording event at Bassenthwaite Lake on Saturday 29th June to celebrate #CumbriaWildWatch.

We'll be looking for snails, daisies and so much more!

More information: https://www.cbdc.org.uk/get-involved/cumbria-wild-watch/