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Wales Garden Bioblitz 2021 on Saturday 29th May

To start Wales Nature Week 2021 the four Local Environmental Records Centres in Wales are holding the Wales Garden Bioblitz on Saturday 29th May. All records will count towards the days total - look out for suggested activities, short videos and interactive advice sessions.


Added 25/02/2021 12:32


Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park Recorders Forum

As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we have a Recorders Forum on Wednesday 24th November. Please save the date for this event which is being planned online via Zoom.

Our Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park Recorders Forum is a chance to hear about biodiversity related projects & events and biological recording in the BIS area.


Added 10/02/2021 09:17


Farmland Birds talk & the Big Farmland Bird Count

The talk on Farmland Birds with vice County Recorder for Birds in Montgomeryshire, Simon Boyes, and the talk on the Big Farmland Bird Count are now available on the BIS you tube channel. To watch the video on Farmland Birds click here. For the Big Farmland Bird Count click here. Thanks to the Brecon Beacons Beacons National Park (BBNP) & CLIF BAR for funding this event to increase wildlife awareness in the BBNP and wider area.

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Added 03/02/2021 13:11


Butterflies of Montgomeryshire (VC47) 2021

The latest Atlas of butterfly records in Montgomeryshire (VC47) was produced in January 2021 by County Recorder for Butterflies in VC47, Douglas Boyes. To read & download a copy of this extensive document head to the BIS website Library, button above or click here.


Added 27/01/2021 09:56


Birds of a Brecon Beacons Garden now on youtube

Our talk on the birds you are likely to see in your garden is now availalbe to watch via our you tube channel. Our thanks to Keith Noble our knowledgable presenter and to the Brecon Beacons Beacons National Park (BBNP) & CLIF BAR for funding this event to increase wildlife awareness in the BBNP and wider area.

Click here to watch. Enjoy!


Added 26/01/2021 18:02


Dragonfly Report for Radnorshire for 2020

The latest (2020) report on Dragonfly sightings in Radnorshire can be read via the BIS website Library - click on the tab above or this link > click here.


Added 25/01/2021 14:08


Record A Tree 20-Challenge

To celebrate our 20th anniversary of BIS 'Putting Wildlife on the Map' we have our first BIS 20 Challenge with Record A Tree. Can you record 20 different trees this winter in the BIS area? To take part you'll need to register, record 20 different trees in the BIS area using BIS Wired, LERC Wales App or iRecord. There's more detail and a link to register on our Events page, or click here.


Added 21/01/2021 11:18


Wildlife Awareness Events

We have 7 online events bookable now. All are free and online, covering a wide range of subject matter, from bumblebees to trail camera 'traps' and Farmland birds. Visit our events page to find out more details and a booking link to our Eventbrite webpage.


Added 08/01/2021 15:50


Seasonal Greetings

Best wishes to all our supporters and customers! Wishing you Seasonal Greetings and a Happy & Safe Christmas and New Year.


Added 21/12/2020 15:14


Winter Species you may spot this Christmas

Over the holiday period (from 24th December) we are highlighting winter species and encouraging you to record the wildlife you see using the LERC Wales App or online at BIS Wired. Please stay safe this Christmas and record what you spot on your local exercise walks.

Each day we will be releasing a seasonal species for you to find out about and spot. Look out for these on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) - If you 'don't do' social media you can see our faceboo

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Added 21/12/2020 14:33