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The latest BIS Recorders Newsletter is issue 27. Find your copy in the BIS website library tab. Or click here.
There is a feature on BIS in the latest issue, find it in our Library tab and turn to page 20.
An informal & inspiring social gathering (in a pub!) for anyone who wants to be involved with, working on, or studying environmental issues.
It's happening on the third Wednesday of every month, starting on Wednesday 15th May 2019 with the first meeting.
At the Greyhound Hotel, Builth Wells, 7pm – 9pm.
A Free event unless you buy yourself a drink!
BIS will be there along with the Vincent Wildlife Trust, who will talk about their Pine martin project.
This months featured 1km squares are those with no recent records (last 10 years). Carrying on from the unrecorded squares initiative the new criteria will open up more squares for recording, especially those of more interest and are more easily accessible. Visit our website which also offers some common sense advice when recording. As most of the chosen squares will have old records there will also be a link to the species list for that square.... more
Due to lack of demand we've cancelled the May course. It is now rescheduled for October. Date TBC. You'll learn the basics of using QGIS, such as mapping biological records and
creating maps for use in reports,
presentations or on the web by using the FSc TomBio plugin. See our events page for more details.
Adam Rowe (SEWBReC) and Roy Tapping (Cofnod) attended the award ceremony on behalf of LERC Wales at the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) Conference on the 21st November. They were presented with a certificate as runners-up, a Moth ID book and a £100 to spend on a wildlife recording project of their choice.
LERC Wales was nominated as a leading example of 4 LERCs working together to develop joint software to aid capturing and access to wildlife information. The technical developme... more
Our events list for the next few months includes a winter tree id course and the recorders forum. See our Events page for more details.
This months featured unrecorded squares are available now via our Survey a Square webpage. Help fill in the 'gaps in our maps' and put wildlife on the map.
This is a one year contract post for a 0.6 FTE (21 hours per week)
Full Stack Developer to work on Aderyn - a website serving Welsh
biodiversity data to the general public and logged-in users.
The post is working for the Local Environmental Records Centres Wales consortium and is hosted by South East Wales Biodiversity Records Centre Ltd (SEWBReC), based at their office in Talbot Green, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan. Follow link for more details.... more
With recording wildlife now so easy with WiReD online and the LERC Wales App on smart phones and tablets the challenge for August is to record at least one different species every day in the BIS area. There's lots of common species out there to record and these are often the under recorded ones. To be in with a chance of winning submit at least 1 wildlife record every day in August of a different species using WiReD or the LERC Wales App. The prize is a copy of the Collins Complet... more