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.
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
Evening Bat Walk
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.
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.
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.
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.