Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park
Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & BBNP
Biodiversity Information Service
BIS is one of four Local Environmental Record Centres covering Wales.
BIS provides a means to ensure that the best possible use is made of wildlife records - and that they directly contribute to the protection of wildlife.
Survey a Square
Welcome to Survey a Square (SaSq).
Every month three 1km squares will be announced (one for each vice county). These will be squares where BIS holds few, if any, biological records. We’d like you to record in these under- or unrecorded areas and fill in the gaps in our maps.
Submit your records to us via our Wildlife Recording Database, BIS WiReD. If you register for WiReD you can see all your records. If you don’t want to register you can still submit records in WiReD by using our on-line recording form. If you prefer to record your sightings onto an excel spreadsheet please download this form which has all the information we need. For more information see our Submit a Record page.
If you’d like to know of other lesser recorded squares in your area or want us to send you a map please get in touch.
When recording please take a common sense approach.
We do not advocate any form of trespassing, and please do not take any risks with regards your own health and safety.
All records are welcome, even the most common of species!
For a record to be useful, we will need the following information: species name (common or scientific), recorder's name; date recorded; location name; grid reference (ideally 6 figures or more). Please feel free to include extra information or photos.
All unrecorded squares
Unrecorded Squares - BIS 20 Challenge
Gelli-geilioges, Llanddew nr Brecon
Duarth, Llandrindod Wells
Cwm Crickadarn, Gwenddwr, nr Erwood
Berthabley, near Rhayader
Lower Gwestydd, nr Welshpool
Ystrad Howel near Beulah
Long Nursery Coppice, near New Radnor
Glascoed near Newtown
Pant Glas, near Trecastle
Frank's Bridge near Hundred House
Cefn Garthmyl near Berriew
Near Cefn gorwydd, Llanwrtyd Wells
The Begwns, near Boughrood
Upper Ffinnant, Llandinham
Llwynon, near Garth
Pen-Bryn-Coch, near Llandeilo Graban
Henfaes, near Bettws Cedewain, nr Newtown
Pentwyn near Llangorse
Tygwyn nr Llandrindod Wells
Pwllglas nr Llanidloes
Twyn-y-gaer, near Lower Chapel
Hendre Farm, near Four Crosses
Garth Hill, Builth Wells
Baynham Farm, near Knighton
Derwendeg, near Guilsfield, Welshpool
Pen-twyn, near Erwood
Gwynfnydd near Caersws
Harley's Hill Presteigne
Llwyntidmon Hall Llanymynech
Near Llywel, Trecastle
near Monaughty, south east of Knighton
near Forden, south of Welshpool
Near the visitor facilities for Lake Vrynwy at Llanwddyn
Near of Llaithddu, north west of Llanbaddarn Fynydd