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 a Jay - Garrulus glandarius, that was seen flying in amongst the trees in the centre of Devizes on 6th December.
Data Search Service
Please note that due to staff availability all quotes for data searches must be agreed by Friday 6th December to guarantee completion before the Christmas break.
Any data requests received after this time will be processed after 7th January 2014
Our office will be closed at 5:30pm on Monday 23rd December and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January.
To most of us the sight of a bumblebee is a clear sign of spring or summer and the warm weather that we at least hope for at these times of the year. However since the late 1990’s an increasing number of sightings have been recorded of Bombus terrestris (Buff-tailed Bumblebee) during the winter months, particularly during December and January.
The first county record for Sea Fern-grass (Catapodium marinum) has been confirmed on the Protected Road Verge at Thorny Down on the A30 near Salisbury.
As bonfire night fast approaches householders are being asked to pay particular attention to the welfare of Hedgehogs. At this time of year these welcome, but increasingly rare, visitors to our gardens come in search of beetles, worms, slugs and snails.