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Our selected 1km unrecorded squares for December 2018 are on our website now. As we head into winter they are all easy to access. Click on the Survey a Square tab above for maps and details of these and previous Survey a Square locations.
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
We are holding our next Recorders Forum on Wednesday 20th March at the Media Resource Centre in Llandrindod Wells. It's an opportunity to meet the BIS staff and other recorders and hear about what's going on in the BIS area. Sign up to our regular email bulletin to hear more about this and other events and biological recording news. There's a sign up form on our home page, at the bottom. Image courtesy of Tammy Stretton, MWT.
The latest BIS Recorders Newsletter for Autumn 2018 is issue 26. Visit out online Library to read it.
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.
The Rugged oil beetle,
Meloe rugosus, seen by Imogen Cavadino at Cwmdu, near Crickhowell, is a first record for the BIS area on Aderyn and only the second site this rarest oil beetle has been seen in Wales.
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
This latest guide will help you to distinguish between six commonly spotted butterflies in and around grassland. Find it on our Library, just click on the tab above.