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

American Mink, WWT/ Darin Smith

American Mink - Mustela vison two were spotted in the river Marden, by the weir, near the Dumb Post Inn, Calne, on 20th November.

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Data Search Service

Data search map of sites, WSBRC

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.  

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Recent Updates

Local Groups - New geology group information 28/11/2014

Wildlife Highlights - What to see in November 30/10/2014

ID Guide - November, snails 30/10/2014

Site Focus - Explore the County's woodlands 30/10/2014

County Recorders - Updated leaflet with contact details 07/10/2014


Burnt Orchid Rob Large/ WWT

One in Five Plants Are Now Threatened With Extinction

22 Oct 2014

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.

Small Ranunculus Moth Gail Hampshire @Flickr.com

Rare Small Ranunculus Moth Spotted

1 Sep 2014

The Small Ranunculus moth (Hecatera dysodea), which has in recent years reappeared after a period of extinction in the UK, has been recently sighted, outside the WSBRC’s office! Not only was this rare species spotted, at least 20 of the small green caterpillars were counted on one plant, a fantastic sighting.

Down Shieldbug Steve Covey

Rare Bug Rediscovered

19 Aug 2014

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