Virtual Fauna of Lakeland

The Virtual Fauna of Lakeland website was developed in 2005. It was named after the monumental work, A Vertebrate Fauna of Lakeland, written by the Rev. H. A. Macpherson in 1892. The website was a natural progression of the work that began over 100 years ago. Macpherson’s Lakeland faunal area included most of modern day Cumbria and this site is concerned with Cumbrian wildlife.

The pioneering website with its interactive Insecta Cumbriensia, species accounts and pictures of the collections is now sadly much out of date. However, our understanding of the natural history of Cumbria continues to grow and recent improvements in technology mean that it is possible to share even more information on the internet.

Tullie House Museum and the Cumbria Biodiversity Data Centre are currently reviewing local and national tools, resources and data to build a brand new Fauna and Flora of Cumbria.

Dr Simon Jackson, Curator, January 2017.

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 at 10:53pm
Come & capture the woodland wonders of the #LakeDistrict at our FREE Plantlife Photography Event this Wednesday in Borrowdale, #NationalTrust. Still a few places left! #lichens #bryophytes #wildlifephotography #Cumbria https://t.co/yRo4Lg9BaM CumbriaBDC photo
Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 1:40am
South West Scotland Environment Information Centre, is hosting a conference in march for people with a general interested in recording and wildlife. Set to be a fantastic day full of great talks. To book your place follow the link below.
https://t.co/EaZvzYE07r
Monday, February 18th, 2019 at 1:32am
Physconia distorta (wet), such a smart #lichen with those tidy lobules overlapping in the centre of the thallus. This specimen in particular showcases the lobate margins of the apothecia, with a coating of white pruina on the discs #lobeseverywhere #LakeDistrict #Cumbria https://t.co/LhFNikapBO CumbriaBDC photo
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 10:00pm
Very exited to see the Ernest Blezard cases out on display again! https://t.co/jsLHae5c6U
CumbriaBDC photo
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Exciting stuff as the famous Ernest Blezard habitat bird cases are installed for #Tullie125 #exhibition. Here red kite, southern puffins, kestrel chicks, merlins shown. Recreating the fondly remembered bird room atmosphere of older times. https://t.co/0EPsd4Mj3S