Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre

The Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC) is a not-for-profit partnership initiative housed at the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust which provides a central reference point for environmental information on species, sites, habitats and geology in Wiltshire and Swindon.  

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Recent Sightings

Poplar Kitten, Tony Morris@ Flickr.com

We have recently received a record of an adult Poplar Kitten - Furcula bifida moth that was caught in a moth trap in a garden in Devizes on 1st August

Tell us what you see!  

Wildlife Out Now 


Evening Bat Walk

Bat ringing, Paul Darby/ WWT

On Friday 29th August come along to an evening bat walk at Clouts Wood Nature Reserve, to find out how bats find their way in the dark, what they eat and why they are so rare. Organised by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and Wiltshire Council, the event is open to everyone and is free of charge. To find out more, and to book a place, download the flyer.


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Recent Updates

Your Wildlife Moments - Bumblebee on Teasel 19/8/2014

Local Groups - New Wiltshire Butterfly Conservation Facebook page 15/08/2014

Wildlife Highlights - What to see in August 01/08/2014

ID Guide - Sumer Insects 01/08/2014


Down Shieldbug Steve Covey

Rare Bug Rediscovered

19 Aug 2014

After an absence of 30 years, the rare Down Shieldbug (Canthophorus impressus) has been recorded again at Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve. Last recorded in 1984, an amazing 14 were found by our County Recorder Steve Covey, during a visit to try and find out if this rare species was on the reserve.

Red Admiral John Notman/ WSBRC

The Big Butterfly Count is Back!

18 Jul 2014

The esteemed naturalist Dr David Attenborough launched the survey, run by Butterfly Conservation of which he is the President, today on Radio 4 and talked about how important it is to record what’s using our gardens, green-spaces and wider countryside.

River Kennet Chris Hamley/ WWT

A Summer of Events at Stonebridge Meadows

11 Jul 2014

A whole array of exciting events from wildlife walks and creative ecology workshops, to photography competitions and make a movie workshops are taking place at a beautiful green space on the edge of Marlborough, called Stonebridge Meadows, this summer.

The WSBRC is housed at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered as a charity. No. 266202
Registered Office: Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NJ. Limited Company No. 730536