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A New Moths List for Wales

A list of all moth species recorded in Wales has just been launched by Butterfly Conservation. You can download and see this list by visiting the BIS website Library. Click on the Library tab above. 

Added 16/01/2020 12:23

Recording an unidentifiable bat in Wired

Wired, our online recording site, now has a form to record an 'Unspecified Bat Record'. Find it in the 'Record' tab along with the other ways to submit a record. Although not as useful as a species record it may yield some useful records and data. Be sure to add any information that may enable a species ID and if it was seen flying in the daytime. Bats identified to species should be submitted in the usual way.

Added 15/01/2020 10:03

SaSq's for January 2020

Our three under recorded squares for January have very few records and no recent records, that is since 2010. They are near Beulah, New Radnor and Newtown. Can you help fill the recent gaps in our maps by recording any wildlife in these sqaures.

Details of the squares can be seen in our Survey a Square area of the webiste.

Added 08/01/2020 14:55

SaSq's for December 2019

Our latest selected squares are all in need of more recent records. Can you help add wildlife to the map in these under-recorded squares near to Trecastle (VC42), Hundred House (VC43) & Berriew (VC47)? All have parking very close by. To see where there are and download a map go to our Survey A Square area of the website.

Added 03/12/2019 14:35

Insect Declines and Why They Matter - a new report

A new report by renowned insect expert Dave Goulsen commissioned by the South West Wildlife Trusts. It explains why insects declines are of serious concern and suggests measures to address the decline. Read it as a pdf in the Library tab or click here.

Added 29/11/2019 15:44

BIS Managers report to members 2018-19

BIS held its AGM on 20th November where the BIS managers report was presented for 2018-19. This is a summary of all the BIS achievements over the financial year to March 2019. This can be downloaded from the BIS library or click on the report link.

Added 04/12/2019 12:10

Aculeates Vice County Recorders (VCR's)

We now have a full set of VCR's for the Aculeates group covering the main vice counties in the BIS area, VC42, 43 & 47 - Brecon-, Radnor- & Montgomery- shires. To find out who to contact about Bees, Wasps & Ants search in the Get Involved > Find an Expert area of our website.

Added 26/11/2019 11:46

SaSq's for November - highlighting our under-recorded squares

Can you help record in our under recorded 1km squares? This months selection of SaSq's can be seen in our Survey A Square area of the website. Click here for a link and for some common sense safety tips. All these squares haven't been visited in the last 15 years or more. Can you help add more recent records? They are near Llanwrtyd Wells, Boughrood and at Llandinham.

Added 04/11/2019 14:17

Recorders Newsletter Autumn 2019 issue 28

The latest newsletter with news, stories, recording effort and projects in the BIS area is out now. Visit our Library on the website to view a pdf or read it in magazine format on the issuu website. Links to both in the BIS website Library.

Added 01/11/2019 16:29

BIS Commercial charges increase

From 1st August 2019 the Aderyn A package will increase to £100 + VAT. Aderyn B,C,D will increase by £20 respectively. This is to cover continued development and improvement to the Aderyn service.

The commercial hourly charges for any customised work will increase to £140 for first hour and £110 for additional hours.

Added 26/07/2019 10:53