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Wildlife Awareness Events

We have 7 online events bookable now. All are free and online, covering a wide range of subject matter, from bumblebees to trail camera 'traps' and Farmland birds. Visit our events page to find out more details and a booking link to our Eventbrite webpage.

Added 08/01/2021 15:50

Seasonal Greetings

Best wishes to all our supporters and customers! Wishing you Seasonal Greetings and a Happy & Safe Christmas and New Year.

Added 21/12/2020 15:14

Winter Species you may spot this Christmas

Over the holiday period (from 24th December) we are highlighting winter species and encouraging you to record the wildlife you see using the LERC Wales App or online at BIS Wired. Please stay safe this Christmas and record what you spot on your local exercise walks.

Each day we will be releasing a seasonal species for you to find out about and spot. Look out for these on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) - If you 'don't do' social media you can see our faceboo

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Added 21/12/2020 14:33

Birds of a Brecon Beacons Garden

Our next event is an informative talk on the birds likely to be seen in your garden and tips for identifying them. You'll also find out how you can safely attract a variety of species and hear stories and fascinating facts.

The event will be over zoom on the evening of Thursday 21st January. Visit our Events page for more details and a link to book via our Eventbrite website.  

Added 15/12/2020 16:21

Winter Tree ID

The slides from our Winter Tree ID training course can be seen in our website Library - click on the link above. They will help in your quest to identify trees in winter.

Added 08/12/2020 12:22

BIS Annual Managers Report 2019-2020

The BIS Annual Managers Report, a brief summary report for Powys & Brecon Beacons National Park Environmental Records Centre Ltd (BIS) financial year April 1st 2019 to March 31st 2020 is now available to view in the BIS website Library. Click on the link here.

Added 30/11/2020 09:50

BIS Recorders Newsletter, Autumn / Winter 2020

Our 30th issue is now available to read. It contains an array of fascinating articles. Head to the BIS website Library to download your copy (PDF) or for a link to read it as a magazine (

Added 20/11/2020 11:26

Plant Galls Training Zoom

Our training zoom on Plant Galls is now available to watch on the BIS youtube channel. Watch this online Gall Gathering with trainer Peter Shirley, British Plants Galls Society, here

Added 21/09/2020 12:24

BIS Events & Recording Days

We are planning to run recording days in August and September and have four sites to visit. Numbers will be limited and we have new procedures in place and you must book on to attend. We are also hosting two ID events using Zoom.

See our events page for details.

Added 05/08/2020 11:51

Red List for Mammals

The first official red list for mammals has been compiled by the Mammal Society. It's sobering reading with 11 of the 47 native mammals at imminent risk of extinction.

The Red List for Great Britain has received authorisation on behalf of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at a regional level. This is significant as it means that the threatened British species have been identified using the same robust, internationally-agreed, system that is applied to classify

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Added 31/07/2020 09:26