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Several Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) eg Indian balsalm grow in the Brecon Beacons (and across Wales and the UK) threatening our native wildlife. Join our event to learn about them and what is being done to map and eradicate them. Find out how you can help with the Invaders project. See our Events area for more details and a booking link or click here.
Our 3rd BIS 20 challenge is 5 times better! The prize winning BIS 100 challenge is to submit 100+ biological / wildlife records in the BIS area during May & June 2021. You must register and if you complete the challenge you'll be entered into a prize draw. For more details and a link to register visit our Events page or click here.
Our event talk on Moth Trapping for Beginners is now availalbe to watch on our youtube
channel. It includes the discussion / Q&A at the end with book suggestions. The presentation includes all the basics on getting started with moth trapping. Click here to go to the youtube video or follow the link at the bottom of our homepage.
Find out all about recording the wildlife you see, hear and find tracks and signs of. Watch our recent event talk on our youtube channel. Click here or use the link to youtube at the bottom of our homepage.
Take part in our prize winning challenge during March and April by recording 20 different birds in the BIS area. Head to our events page for more details and to register - You must register for this event using our Eventbrite page to take part. Good luck!
Our event talk looking at some of the iconic species that make their home within the Brecon Beacons National Park can be watched on our youtube channel - click here.
To start Wales Nature Week 2021 the four Local Environmental Records Centres in Wales are holding the Wales Garden Bioblitz on Saturday 29th May. All records will count towards the days total - look out for suggested activities, short videos and interactive advice sessions.
As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations we have a Recorders Forum on Wednesday 24th November. Please save the date for this event which is being planned online via Zoom.
The talk on Farmland Birds with vice County Recorder for Birds in Montgomeryshire, Simon Boyes, and the talk on the Big Farmland Bird Count are now available on the BIS you tube channel. To watch the video on Farmland Birds click here. For the Big Farmland Bird Count click here. Thanks to the Brecon Beacons Beacons National Park (BBNP) & CLIF BAR for funding this event to increase wildlife awareness in the BBNP and wider area.... more
The latest Atlas of butterfly records in Montgomeryshire (VC47) was produced in January 2021 by County Recorder for Butterflies in VC47, Douglas Boyes. To read & download a copy of this extensive document head to the BIS website Library, button above or click here.