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The newly launched Wales Moth List has an impressive 1836 species that have been recorded in Wales. Of these 697 species have been recorded in all 13 Welsh vice-counties.
George Tordoff of Butterfly Conservation said 'I’d like
to express my deep gratitude to the County Moth Recorders of Wales. With a list
of this size there will almost inevitably be some errors; if you do spot any
then please me know.'
A new report by renowned insect expert Dave Goulsen commissioned by the South West Wildlife Trusts. It explains why insects declines are of serious concern and suggests measures to address the decline.
Managers report April 2018 to March 2019 presented to BIS Directors at November 2019 AGM
Our autumn issue of the Recorders Newsletter is available as a pdf below.
It's full of stories, sightings and going on in the biological recording community
in the BIS area. You can also read it in magazine style via our page on the
issuu website by clicking here.
The campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales in association with Coed Cadw / Woodland Trust in Wales have a 1 day seminar in Llandrindod Wells on Sunday 10th November, 10am to 4pm. Speakers include the woodland ecologist & author George Peterken and Archie Miles, the renowned tree author and photographer.
The seminar will look at the future of woodland ecosystems in Wales.
There are 3 meetings in the BIS area, which are to help
beginners learn their mosses and liverworts, rather than high-powered recording
sessions. All are on Sundays, and start
at 10.30 a.m. unless stated otherwise.
Please bring lunch.
October 20th, between Knighton & Newtown
January 19th 2020, near Clyro
March 8th, in Welshpool
For more details see the edited programme on the BIS website Library.
Following the launch of the Nature Recovery Action Plan for the Brecon Beacons National Park at the Welsh
Show, it is now available to view online or download as a pdf. The Plan
is intended to guide the work of the BBNP Local Nature Partnership, a
new collaboration which is open to all who want to contribute. View and
download your copy here or click below.
BIS has revised its commercial hourly charges August 1st 2019 as enclosed
West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre newsletter for May 2019 is available from the link below. It's full of informative articles and useful information for recorders.
All our events for 2019 are listed on this A4 poster. They can also be seen on the events tab of our website.
There is a mixture of recording days and ID training days.