Recording Cumbria’s Flora

This page is a resource primarily for members of the Flora of Cumbria Recording Group – but: dear visitors, do read on!

See discussion below, and also the following pages…


Meetings 2017

The Current Position

BSBI ‘Atlas 2020’: strategy

What plants should we record??

Grabbing grid-references

Input your data

Recording-forms for VCC 69 & 70

Data-input information

… for FoC Recording group specifically:

Hectad adoption map

Reports & announcements

Our current focus…

… is on gathering records for the BSBI Atlas 2020 project, which covers the twenty years up to 2020.

We have just four more years in which to collect and input data (2016 to 2019). Phill, our ‘data-man’, has the ‘master’ copy of biological recording application MapMate for the county’s records, which will be sent to BSBI for the Atlas.

The current state of inputting

This shows the current levels of data from 2000 onwards (March 2017), at tetrad level or better resolution, currently in the  ‘master’ copy of MapMate.

Tetrad Records Map_ Updated 20-03-2017
VC 69 and VC 70: species per tetrad at 21 March 2017

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We know that for some, at least, of the apparently ‘blank’ areas around the county information still exists ‘on paper’. We are hoping to ‘call this in’ and get data input as soon as possible.

Please let us know what records you still have – in what format, etc.!


The map below show the position just one year ago, March 2016 (with the same key): the progress has been remarkable, and is a great credit to all our recorders who variously have recorded in 2016, and brought forward older data, processed the data into digital format, and input it to MapMate!

tetrad map copy
VC 69 and VC 70: species per tetrad, March 2016


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