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