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.
Buzzard - Buteo buteoone immature was seen roosting in a tree near on the A361 at the Seend fork on 9th December.
Data Search Service
Please note that due to staff availability all quotes for data searches must be agreed by Friday 5th December to guarantee completion before the Christmas break.
Any data requests received after this time will be processed after 5th January 2015
Our office will be closed at 5:30pm on Wednesday 24th December and will re-open at 9am on Monday 5th January.
New Wiltshire Bat Group Webpage
We’re pleased to act as host for a brand new webpage for Wiltshire Bat Group.
This long established voluntary group is dedicated to the conservation of probably our most intriguing group of native mammals.
WBG Coordinator, Will Ponting, said “I am really pleased and grateful to the WSBRC for hosting this website for us. Hopefully more people will be encouraged to send in their records and get involved in bat conservation across the County. This is a great opportunity to advertise the Wiltshire Bat Group to a wider audience”.
Your Wildlife Moments - Fantastic Fungi 05/12/2014
Local Groups - Information on new groups 05/12/2014
Downloads - New reports available 02/12/2014
Wildlife Highlights - What to see in December 01/12/2014
ID Guide - December, tracks and signs 01/12/2014
Site Focus - Explore woodlands for deadwood 01/12/2014
The Floodplain Meadows Partnership is offering a subsidised training opportunity to develop floodplain meadow ambassadors. This course is a 2 year vocational course enabling delegates to gather appropriate field data and provide an evidence base on which to make management decisions.
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 Buff-tailed Bumblebees during the winter months, particularly during December and January.
The recent mild weather has seen reports of some unusual wildlife sightings. Many sightings are much later than usual, such as butterflies being spotted in December; others are occurring many months earlier than normal.
A new report A Vascular Plant Red List for England by the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI) reveals one in five vascular plant species are threatened with extinction, including the Wiltshire County flower, the Burnt-tip Orchid.