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. In addition, a third microscope is available at all times at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle. Please contact the recording officer if you would like to come in and use it.

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

Moth trap

Local recorders willing to join the Cumbria Moth Group Yahoo Forum 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, Cumbria Moth Group, members of Cumbria Moth Group Yahoo Forum 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)

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.