Resources

CBDC and Tullie House Museum have a number of resources available to support local recorders.

CBDC Publications

From time to time CBDC publishes from the local recording community in Cumbria.

1. Inventory of Urban Gull Colonies in Cumbria
2. Pug Moths of Lancashire and Cumbria
3. Ornithology in Cumbria in the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries: A Bibliography.
4. Birds in Cumberland in the 18th Century

Tullie House Collections and Library

The museum holds a large amount of zoological, botanical and geological material. Items in the collection can be viewed by appointment by local recorders and researchers.

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Equipment Loans

Specific equipment is necessary to successfully record some taxon groups. For new recorders the expense may be off putting. Therefore CBDC has some a moth trap and micrscopes that it can loan out.

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Mapping Tools

We have selected some common tools that help you map and record the correct OS grid references.

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Identification help

There are a number of field guides, species keys and websites on the internet that will help you with identification.

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Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 6:59pm
Wood anemones and early dog violets out by the river Wear in Durham now - getting outside and looking for signs of spring at this surreal time seems like the best #NaturalHealthService @BSBIbotany https://t.co/l2KoNthcz8 CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:56pm
Following the closure of Tullie House tomorrow CBDC will continue to operate by staff working from home and via email. All face to face meetings and training courses have been cancelled up to end of April. Keep safe and well.
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
3. This decision was not taken lightly & was done in conjunction with partners & stakeholders. With the health of our community uppermost in our minds we feel closing is the safest option. We look forward to reopening with our programme of exhibitions & events as soon as possible
Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 at 11:52pm
2. On Wednesday 18th March all galleries will be closed. From Thursday 19th March the entire building and grounds will be closed to the public. Decisions about eventual reopening will be made in accordance with the latest government guidance.