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 Magpie Moth - Abraxas grossulariata In a garden in Bradford on Avon, on 7th June.
Volunteer With Us
The WSBRC relies enormously on volunteers and we are looking for suitable volunteers to assist us with our work. Our current volunteering vacancies are:
Wiltshire Mammal Atlas Project (WMAP) VolunteerWould you like to play a role in the production of a new mammal atlas for Wiltshire and Swindon - the first for almost 20 years? If you’re enthusiastic and motivated and can spare a day or so a week then find out more
Wildlife Information Volunteers A key part of this varied and interesting role is researching and responding to general wildlife enquiries which are received by WWT by various means.
Data Entry Volunteers The WSBRC has over one million species records on its main database with an estimated million plus records in the county awaiting processing, volunteers are needed to assist WSBRC staff with validation, verification and capture.
Recent Sightings - Sightings from the last month 13/06/2013
Protected Road Verges - Latest newsletter 24/05/2013
Your Wildlife Moments - Duke of Burgundy sighting 29/05/2013
Wildlife Highlights - What to see in June 24/05/2013
ID Guide - Woodland Birds 24/05/2013
Site Focus - Where to visit in June 24/05/2013
The threat of extinction often seems like an exotic problem, faced by iconic species such as the Tiger and Orangutan, but closer to home the threat is just as real and worryingly for many of our most treasured species occurring largely unnoticed. In fact as we reported earlier this year the hedgehog is facing the same rapid decline as the tiger, having declined in the UK from 36 million in 1950 to 1 million today.
Anthony Bainbridge, County Recorder for Diptera (flies), highlights some of the fascinating finds from a survey conducted across a number of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust nature reserves last year.
A country lane, woodland path or even a roadside verge would not be the same without the wide range of wildflowers inhabiting them. Therefore Plantlife is once again launching its annual Wildflowers Count survey, the only national wild plants survey in the UK.