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There has been some changes to BIS staff working pattern.
Janet is working 4 days a week and will usually not be in office on Wednesdays.
Steve is working 27 hours per week and will be in office Tueday/Wednesday/Thursday.
Anna will continue to work 5 days per week.
However we usually check BIS emails on non-working days and will respond in emergencies or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
National Forum for Biological Recording latest newsletter, no. 48, has been published and can be read online or
For a direct download of the PDF document go to: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/184286/NFBR%20newsletter%2048%20-%20July%202014.pdf
The National Hedgehog Survey is being
launched this year and is looking for volunteers/recorders who would be interested in getting involved?
The University of Reading and Nottingham Trent University, in collaboration with People’s Trust for Endangered Species and British Hedgehog Preservation Society are conducting a National Hedgehog Survey, which aims to map the occupancy of hedgehogs across England and Wales and to further investigate the relationship with badgers. Download the V... more
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.
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 ... more
Thanks to Kirsty Williams AM
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.
Dragonfly Society will be holding three courses entitled ‘Dragonflies;
Lifecycle, Identification Tips and Recording’. These are at Teifi Marshes (the
Welsh Wildlife Centre) (12th July), Pensychnant Conservation Centre,
near Conwy in North Wales (23rd July) and Dinefwr NNR in Llandeilo
(date to be confirmed – end of July). These courses are aimed at people working in the environmental
sector with a focus on biodiversity or ecology and people who have an interest
in natura... more
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... more
BIS Recorders Newsletter May 2014 now available in the Library
The WWBIC Bulletin No. 21 Newsletter is now available in the BIS library - click here to access it.