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BIS 20 Challenge - An Autumnal 10

BIS 20 Challenge - An Autumnal 10

Our BIS 20 Challenge for October and November is a selected Autumn 10. For details of what species to spot and record and a link to register for our latest prize winning challenge visit our Events page.

Added 08/10/2021 10:12

Recorders Forum for Powys & Brecon Beacons

Join us on our virtual Recorders Forum on Wednesday 24th November, from 0930 to 12:15pm. This free event will use Zoom to bring together wildlife enthusiasts and biological recorders from Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park during BIS's 20th anniversary year.

The programme invovles four talks with Q & A and a fifth session with a topic of your choosing from our selected Breakout Rooms.

Booking is via our Evetnbrite webpage click here. Or see our Events page for the programme and booking...

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Added 05/10/2021 10:36

Marsh Fritillary Butterflies

Marsh Fritillary Butterflies

Learn all about this iconic butterfly at our two events. We have a Zoom on Tuesday 24th August at 2pm and a field visit near Brynamman on Wednesday 1st September. Visit our Events page for more details and a booking link.

Added 03/08/2021 09:47

Wildlife on my Doorstep Competition

Wildlife on my Doorstep Competition

Thanks to funding from the LNP Cymru Project we have three £100 Natural History Book Service (NHBS) to give away. The 3 winners can use these to help buy wildlife identification guides or equipment to help improve their wildlife identification skills.

If you live in Powys or the Brecon Beacons National Park and want to learn more about the wildlife around you and how to identify and record what you see you can enter this competition.

Visit our Event page for more details and how to...

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Added 28/07/2021 16:56

BIS Bulletin July 2021 - Unrecorded Squares

BIS Bulletin July 2021 - Unrecorded Squares

Our latest BIS Bulletin has details of our new BIS 20 Challenge, a prize winning competition to make records in the unrecorded squares in Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park. There are 131 monads, or 1km OS map grid squares in the BIS area for which we have no records. Our challenge is for you to make at least 5 records in any of the unrecorded squares before the end of September 2021. This is a prize winning BIS 20 Challenge as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. A £50 NHBS voucher is on...

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Added 09/07/2021 11:15

Yellow-legged Clearwing - a first for Breconshire

Yellow-legged Clearwing - a first for Breconshire

The rarely recorded moth, Yellow legged clearwing has been recorded in Breconshire for the first time. County Moth Recorder Norman Lowe has been using clearwing lures attempting to attract particualr species. After success in neighbouring Monmouthshire (west of Abergavenny) & within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Norman sucessfully attracted this male in Llangorse - a first record in VC42 and only the 3rd in Powys & Brecon Beacons - the 2nd being the lured male in Monmouthshire mentioned...

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Added 02/07/2021 14:15

Moth Trapping in mid Wales for Beginners

Moth Trapping in mid Wales for Beginners

If you want to learn about the moth of mid Wales and how to trap them join our free Zoom event on Wednesday 7th July. Book your place via our Eventbrite website - there's a link on the Events tab above.

Added 21/06/2021 11:17

Tackling Invasive Species in the Brecon Beacons

Tackling Invasive Species in the Brecon Beacons

Our event talk on Invasive species in the Brecon Beacons National Park and what is being done to tackle them is now on our youtube channel > https://youtu.be/sb00vC9c37M

Added 25/05/2021 13:19

Recorders Newsletter for Powys & Brecon Beacons Spring / Summer 2021 Issue 31

Recorders Newsletter for Powys & Brecon Beacons Spring / Summer 2021 Issue 31

Our latest Recorders Newsletter is out now. Find your copy in the BIS website Library as a pdf to download or read as a magazine via issuu.com.

Added 21/05/2021 16:51

Invaders in the Brecon Beacons

Invaders in the Brecon Beacons

Several Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) eg Indian balsalm grow in the Brecon Beacons (and across Wales and the UK) threatening our native wildlife. Join our event to learn about them and what is being done to map and eradicate them. Find out how you can help with the Invaders project. See our Events area for more details and a booking link or click here.

Added 05/05/2021 12:51

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