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

Jay, Andrew Everhale 2011

Jay - Garrulus glandarius was spotted in a garden, in Ogbourne St Andrew, on 5th January.

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Calling for all County Recorder Reports!

Gold Spot , Steve Covey

It's the time of year again to send in your annual reports. Please can you submit your reports for 2014 to us, by post or email, by Wednesday 11th February.

Download the simple reporting form for your annual report if you are unable to compile a full report. As usual you can use your own format if you wish. Last year’s report can be downloaded from here.  

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Recent Updates

Wildlife Highlights - What to see in January 01/01/2015

ID Guide - January, Winter Pine Cones 01/01/2015

Site Focus - Explore Cotswold Water Park 01/01/2015 

Your Wildlife Moments - Hair Ice 29/12/2014

Local Groups - Information on new groups 05/12/2014




Hair Ice Tom Scholes/ WSBRC

Fabulous Ice Phenomena

29 Dec 2014

Winter creates some wonderful ice formations, and the natural phenomena known as frost flowers and hair ice are two of the most intriguing, such as these photographed at Savernake Forest; however they are not made from frost but are actually ice crystal formations that come up from the ground.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee Penny Metal@flickr.com

Look Out For Active Bumblebees This Winter

19 Dec 2014

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.

Hedgehog in the Snow David Berkowitz @Flikr.com

Unseasonal Sightings

10 Dec 2014

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.

The WSBRC is housed at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered as a charity. No. 266202
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