Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre

Local Wildlife and Geology Groups  

Cotswold Fungus Group - organise regular fungus forays throughout the year, visiting a wide range of sites throughout north Wiltshire.   

West of England Geologists' Association (WEGA) - promote a wider interest in the science of geology through organised lectures, field excursions and social activities.

Wessex Bryology Group - records bryophytes is sites across Wiltshire, Dorset, and parts of Somerset. A key aim of the group is to encourage those who are new to the subject to become more experienced and confident at identifying bryophytes.

Wiltshire Amphibian and Reptile Group (WARG) – record and promote the interests of the county’s snakes, lizards, newts, frogs and toads.

Wiltshire Badger Group - aims to promote the study, conservation and protection of badgers, and to take part in any activities, which will advance public education concerning badgers.

Wiltshire Bat Group - an informal organisation made up of dedicated individuals carrying out scientific studies and running bat conservation projects across the County.

Wiltshire Botanical Society (WBS) – arrange a full programme of outings to interesting sites in Wiltshire or neighbouring counties, the leader and members sharing their knowledge of plants.

Wiltshire Branch Butterfly Conservation – members help with reserve management and maintenance, recording and monitoring, and also run events. Follow them on Facebook

Wiltshire Geology Group - established in the early 1980's WGG is a member of the Geology Trusts, a nation-wide, County based organisation committed to promoting and protecting geological diversity in both historic and new sites of geological interest. Follow their blog, and take a journey through geological history, charting the movement of our landmass and the creation of varying rock forms by visiting Rock Circus.

Wiltshire Mammal Group - formed in 2005 with the aim of improving mammal recording in Wiltshire, and in particular promoting Dormouse survey work.

Wiltshire Ornithological Society (WOS) - mission is to encourage and pursue the study, recording and conservation of birds in Wiltshire

Wiltshire Redd Recording Society - aim is to record the wild brown trout (Salmo trutta) nests, or 'redds' on the rivers of Wiltshire.   

Bat ringing, Paul Darby/ WWT


Green Winged Orchid, Ruth Baker/ WWT


Grey-cushioned moss, Sharon Pilkington/ WSBRC


The WSBRC is housed at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, a Company Limited by Guarantee and registered as a charity. No. 266202
Registered Office: Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NJ. Limited Company No. 730536