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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 Recorders Newsletter is out now!

The latest BIS Recorders Newsletter for Autumn 2018 is issue 26. Visit our online Library to read it.

Added 27/02/2019 11:42


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

Competition Time - A Record a Day for August

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

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Added 01/08/2018 11:57

Spot these Species - Grassland butterflies

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.

Added 06/07/2018 11:12

June 2018 Survey a Square

The SaSq locations for June are now on our website. These three squares have zero records. The aim is to inspire you to go recording in these areas. If you do go recording follow our common sense rules. And please remember to submit your records! Thanks.  

Added 01/06/2018 13:44