Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park
Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & BBNP
Biodiversity Information Service
BIS is one of four Local Environmental Record Centres covering Wales.
BIS provides a means to ensure that the best possible use is made of wildlife records - and that they directly contribute to the protection of wildlife.
The Common Clubtail is a difficult species to study, due to its unusual life cycle and little work has been done in Montgomeryshire to assess the population status of the species. Records of the species in the area are few and consequently we have little idea how they are doing or where the best areas are.
Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders Newsletter - Issue 11 - Autumn October 2014
Welcome to the eleventh issue of the Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders’ Newsletter.
Quite a few of our recorders have been looking at some of the more obscure groups of invertebrates this year. First up is an article about the invertebrates that some ‘Pan-species Listers’ recently recorded (p1-2). Another ghost slug has been spotted and photographed attacking a live earthworm (p8)! The strange and wonderful contents of the Severn Estuary strandline has been recorded (p15-16), and Ichneumon wasps have been identified as they visit a moth trap (p18).
Margam Country Park hosted a Welsh Bat Night event combining volunteer training, public bat walk, and bat surveys into one super event (p12). The ‘Flora of Conifer Plantations in Neath Port Talbot’ (p20-21) gives us food for thought. Perhaps we ought not to rule out recording on conifer plantations as they have the potential to be very biodiverse. Enjoy the newsletter!