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Brecknock Moth Group website now live

The Brecknock Moth Group website has been redeveloped by BIS and is now live. Click here to visit the new site. As well as information on local events and guides to recording moths, you can  see a county list of moths recorded in Brecknock, view the records and map distributions.

Please contact BIS if you would like a similar website for your local recording group.

Added 15/07/2014 10:17

Hairy Dragonfly reappears at Llangorse Lake, Breconshire

On 17th June Keith Noble, Breconshire Dragonfly recorder, recorded Hairy Dragonflies at Llangorse Lake.
The new Atlas of Dragonflies showed that Hairy Dragonfly had been recorded in this square SO12, before 1991, but not since. There were no other records for Breconshire VC42 but it is present in Gwent some 20 kilometres to the south.

On 23 May 1959, D.Kyle recorded this dragonfly by the Llangasty car park, and the species was noted again in July 1964. So 50 years after it was last

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Added 23/06/2014 12:38

Successful launch of BIS website and public open day

Thanks to Kirsty Williams AM Brecon & Radnorshire, Leader of Welsh Liberal Democrats Party for her support in attending the launch.

BIS was able to demonstrate the website and wildlife recording tools to people from a wide range of organisations including local schools and community project officers, with the hope of raising awareness and promoting wildlife recording.

Added 23/06/2014 12:34

First Wales record of invasive non-native brown seaweed Undaria pinnatifida (Japanese kelp Wakame)

John Bishop of the MBA found the invasive non-native brown seaweed Undaria pinnatifida (Japanese kelp Wakame) at Holyhead marina on the visitors berths yesterday (11th June 2014). He was surveying there as part of a Welsh Government funded project (Resilient Ecosystems fund) surveying marinas in Wales for non-native marine species.

This is the first record of this species in Wales but not surprising as it is has been found in several other parts of the Irish Sea recently. More informat

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Added 17/06/2014 16:16

Pine Marten Recovery Project Newsletter

The Vincent Wildlife Trust have recently embarked on a two-year feasibility study to identify specific locations in England and Wales that would be suitable for future pine marten reinforcement. The first project newsletter is now available. Click here to download it.

Added 13/05/2014 16:12