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A new report by renowned insect expert Dave Goulsen commissioned by the South West Wildlife Trusts. It explains why insects declines are of serious concern and suggests measures to address the decline.
Read it as a pdf in the Library tab or click here.
BIS held its AGM on 20th November where the BIS managers report was presented for 2018-19. This is a summary of all the BIS achievements over the financial year to March 2019. This can be downloaded from the BIS library or click on the report link.
We now have a full set of VCR's for the Aculeates group covering the main vice counties in the BIS area, VC42, 43 & 47 - Brecon-, Radnor- & Montgomery- shires. To find out who to contact about Bees, Wasps & Ants search in the Get Involved > Find an Expert area of our website.
Can you help record in our under recorded 1km squares? This months selection of SaSq's can be seen in our Survey A Square area of the website. Click here for a link and for some common sense safety tips. All these squares haven't been visited in the last 15 years or more. Can you help add more recent records? They are near Llanwrtyd Wells, Boughrood and at Llandinham.
The latest newsletter with news, stories, recording effort and projects in the BIS area is out now. Visit our Library on the website to view a pdf or read it in magazine format on the issuu website. Links to both in the BIS website Library.
From 1st August 2019 the Aderyn A package will increase to £100 + VAT. Aderyn B,C,D will increase by £20 respectively. This is to cover continued development and improvement to the Aderyn service.
The commercial hourly charges for any customised work will increase to £140 for first hour and £110 for additional hours.
The latest BIS Recorders Newsletter is issue 27. Find your copy in the BIS website library tab. Or click here.
There is a feature on BIS in the latest issue, find it in our Library tab and turn to page 20.
An informal & inspiring social gathering (in a pub!) for anyone who wants to be involved with, working on, or studying environmental issues.
It's happening on the third Wednesday of every month, starting on Wednesday 15th May 2019 with the first meeting.
At the Greyhound Hotel, Builth Wells, 7pm – 9pm.
A Free event unless you buy yourself a drink!
BIS will be there along with the Vincent Wildlife Trust, who will talk about their Pine martin project.
This months featured 1km squares are those with no recent records (last 10 years). Carrying on from the unrecorded squares initiative the new criteria will open up more squares for recording, especially those of more interest and are more easily accessible. Visit our website which also offers some common sense advice when recording. As most of the chosen squares will have old records there will also be a link to the species list for that square.... more