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.
Great Tit - Parus majorwas seen in a back garden foraging for food in a pile of dead leaves, in a Corsham garden, on 2nd February.
County Recorder's Report for 2014
The annual Country Recorder’s report for 2014 has been completed and is now available to download. Along with the County Recorder’s reports, covering groups from birds to beetles and bryophytes, there are reports covering a year at the WSBRC. Download the report, or find out more about Wiltshire’s County Recorders
Events at Stonebridge Meadows
Action for River Kennet have a busy programme of events at Stonebridge Meadows, that are open to everyone.
On Saturday 21st March, from 2pm onwards, come along and help plant a wildlife hedge. Find out more.
Come along to any of the monthly moth nights starting in April. Dates are subject to change if weather conditions aren't favourable, check the ARK Facebook page for updates.
Big Cats - a naturalising predator?
Come along to a talk on how big cat evidence is gathered, and the implications of these secret predators.
Organised by the Wiltshire Mammal Group the talk takes place on March 19th 7.30pm. To find out more, and book a place, contact the Wiltshire Mammal Group
Magnificent Meadows is the UK's largest partnership project transforming the fortunes of vanishing wildflower meadows, grasslands and wildlife.
Links - 30/01/2015
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
A new species has been recorded in Wiltshire for the first time. The Leisler’s bat, a small bat that has long fur around the shoulders and the upper back, giving it a lion’s mane appearance, was radio-tracked to a woodland just north of Ford.
We are very pleased to welcome Paul Wexler as our new County Recorder for Molluscs. Here he tells us about this often overlooked group, and how they are faring in Wiltshire.
A surprising number of alien, or non-native, amphibian and reptile species are present in the wild in the UK today. There are thought to be as many introduced amphibian and reptile species in the UK as there are native species. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation have released a guide to these alien species.