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Beetle ID for Beginners

Our next Identification training day is Beetles for Beginners on Wednesday 3rd July. The trainer Phil Ward is the county recorder for beetles and invertebrates in VC43 Radnorshire.

It will be a field based session and is for beginners to introduce you to the basics of beetle identification. You’ll have a good understanding of the taxon group and the features to look for to make an ID.

It’s a good opportunity to meet an expert and other recorders.

More details and how to book on in

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Added 06/06/2019 08:48


BIS Recorders Newsletter - Spring 2019

The latest BIS Recorders Newsletter is issue 27. Find your copy in the BIS website library tab. Or click here.


Added 09/05/2019 12:36


NFBR Newsletter Spring 2019

There is a feature on BIS in the latest issue, find it in our Library tab and turn to page 20.


Added 03/05/2019 08:17


Green Drinks Builth Wells

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.


Added 26/04/2019 11:04


Survey a Square - April 2019

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.

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Added 23/04/2019 11:52


QGIS for Biological Recorders - cancelled

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.  


Added 23/04/2019 11:49


LERC Wales Runners-up for NBN Lynne Farrell Wildlife Recording Group Award

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

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Added 27/11/2018 11:41


LATEST BIS EVENTS

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.


Added 05/11/2018 10:51


Survey a square November 2018

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.


Added 02/11/2018 14:35


P/T IT vacancy for LERC 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.

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Added 14/08/2018 15:17