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Powys and Brecon Beacons Recorders Newsletter, Spring / Summer 2022, Issue 33 - Newsletters (BIS)

Our Spring / Summer 2022 Powys and Brecon Beacons Recorders Newsletter can be read in PDF format by using the link below. You can then download a copy to save it your computer to read at a later date.

You can also view it in magazine format on our issuu.com webpage using this link.

Wildlife Awareness & Recording Events 2022 - Events

We have a packed programme of events with many recording days. Do try and and join us if you can and help put wildlife on the map. All our events are detailed on the PDF below.

Some are our events are by booking only and this will be via our Eventbrite webpage.

Added 12/05/2022 12:15

A Wales Action Plan for the Recovery of Curlew - BIS Guides

A pdf of the Action Plan can be downloaded using the link below.

Bilberry Bumblebee Priority Squares - BIS Guides

For the Bilberry Bumblebee Hunt there are priority 10km x 10km squares (in pink on the map) for visiting and recording any bees seen. The map also shows core habitat areas for the Bilberry Bumblebee, Bombus monticola, along with 1km x 1km squares (in purple) where we have B. monticola records.

The itention of the map is to highlight areas to visit and survey for / record Bilberry Bumblebee, although any records from anywhere are welcomed.

Added 26/04/2022 15:56

Unrecorded 1km Squares in Powys & the Brecon Beacons National Park - BIS Guides

There are just over 100 unrecorded monads, or 1x1km squares in the BIS area, with 6 of these in the Brecon Beacons National Park. These are areas where we hold no wildlife records - can you help make records in these areas?

The pdf map below shows where the unrecorded monads are with the grid reference. Many are in remote and often difficult to access areas, and some are border squares with other Local Environmental Records Centres in both Wales and England. Some of these border squares only have a very small area within Powys.

BIS Managers report to members 2020-21 - BIS Managers Reports to Members

Each year the BIS Manager produces a report detailing our finances, funding, staff, data, data providers, technical developments, the services we provide and our efforts to encourage wildlife recording. The latest report for the financial year 2020-2021 can be read using the link below.

This Managers Report for April 2020 to March 2021 was presented to the BIS Directors at the November 2021 AGM.


Powys & Brecon Beacons Recorders Forum - Video Links - Events

The Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park Forum 2021 programme with clickable links to Youtube. Each presentation is now available to watch on video.

Recording Wildlife in Winter - Events

A guide to compliment the presentation by Tammy Stretton at the 2021 Powys and Brecon Beacons Recorders Forum on Wildlife Recording in Winter. Download your copy below.

The presentation given by Tammy at the Forum can be watched on the Biodiversity Information Service Youtube channel (link to follow once uploaded).

Cynllun Strategol 2021-2026 - Policies & Procedures

Our plan to take BIS forward for the next 5 years. This is also available in English.

Strategic Plan 2021-2026 - Policies & Procedures

Our plan to take BIS forward over the next 5 years. This is also available in Welsh.