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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 regis

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Added 28/07/2021 16:56

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 off

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Added 09/07/2021 11:15

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 mentio

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Added 02/07/2021 14:15

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

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 >

Added 25/05/2021 13:19

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

Added 21/05/2021 16:51

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

BIS 100 Challenge - Towards 3 million Wildlife Records

Our 3rd BIS 20 challenge is 5 times better! The prize winning BIS 100 challenge is to submit 100+ biological / wildlife records in the BIS area during May & June 2021. You must register and if you complete the challenge you'll be entered into a prize draw. For more details and a link to register visit our Events page or click here.

Added 29/04/2021 13:51

Moth Trapping in mid Wales - a Beginners Guide

Our event talk on Moth Trapping for Beginners is now availalbe to watch on our youtube channel. It includes the discussion / Q&A at the end with book suggestions. The presentation includes all the basics on getting started with moth trapping. Click here to go to the youtube video or follow the link at the bottom of our homepage.

Added 27/04/2021 09:57

Wildlife Recording - How, Why, What For?

Find out all about recording the wildlife you see, hear and find tracks and signs of. Watch our recent event talk on our youtube channel. Click here or use the link to youtube at the bottom of our homepage.

Added 15/04/2021 15:07