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BIS Managers Report to Members 2020-21

BIS Managers Report to Members 2020-21

The latest BIS Managers Report for the year to March 2021 is now available as a pdf - visit the BIS Library or click this link. The brief report details our activities over the year.

Added 01/12/2021 16:39

Watch the Powys & Brecon Beacons Recorders Forum

Watch the Powys & Brecon Beacons Recorders Forum

The Powys and Brecon Beacons Recorders Forum is now on the Biodiversity Information Service youtube channel. Click here to go to the playlist on our Youtube channel and click on the talk(s) you want to watch.

A clickable programme is also available, which will take you directly to each presentation.

Added 29/11/2021 10:02

BIS Leaflet - Get Involved in recording the wildlife you see

BIS Leaflet - Get Involved in recording the wildlife you see

A new and updated version of our informative leaflet is now available. It is A5 in size and can be downloaded from the BIS website Library, in both Welsh and English.

Visit the Library tab to download your copy.


Added 10/11/2021 15:00

Powys & Brecon Beacons Recorders Newsletter Autumn / Winter 2021, issue 32

Powys & Brecon Beacons Recorders Newsletter Autumn / Winter 2021, issue 32

The latest newsletter has articles, stories and features on biological recording and projects in Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park. You can read it as a magazine on the issuu.com website or as a pdf via the BIS Library ,where you can also download a copy.

Added 01/11/2021 10:05

BIS 20 Challenge - An Autumnal 10

BIS 20 Challenge - An Autumnal 10

Our BIS 20 Challenge for October and November is a selected Autumn 10. For details of what species to spot and record and a link to register for our latest prize winning challenge visit our Events page.

Added 08/10/2021 10:12

Marsh Fritillary Butterflies

Marsh Fritillary Butterflies

Learn all about this iconic butterfly at our two events. We have a Zoom on Tuesday 24th August at 2pm and a field visit near Brynamman on Wednesday 1st September. Visit our Events page for more details and a booking link.

Added 03/08/2021 09:47

Wildlife on my Doorstep Competition

Wildlife on my Doorstep Competition

Thanks to funding from the LNP Cymru Project we have three £100 Natural History Book Service (NHBS) to give away. The 3 winners can use these to help buy wildlife identification guides or equipment to help improve their wildlife identification skills.

If you live in Powys or the Brecon Beacons National Park and want to learn more about the wildlife around you and how to identify and record what you see you can enter this competition.

Visit our Event page for more details and how to...

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Added 28/07/2021 16:56

BIS Bulletin July 2021 - Unrecorded Squares

BIS Bulletin July 2021 - Unrecorded Squares

Our latest BIS Bulletin has details of our new BIS 20 Challenge, a prize winning competition to make records in the unrecorded squares in Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park. There are 131 monads, or 1km OS map grid squares in the BIS area for which we have no records. Our challenge is for you to make at least 5 records in any of the unrecorded squares before the end of September 2021. This is a prize winning BIS 20 Challenge as we celebrate our 20th anniversary. A £50 NHBS voucher is on...

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Added 09/07/2021 11:15

Yellow-legged Clearwing - a first for Breconshire

Yellow-legged Clearwing - a first for Breconshire

The rarely recorded moth, Yellow legged clearwing has been recorded in Breconshire for the first time. County Moth Recorder Norman Lowe has been using clearwing lures attempting to attract particualr species. After success in neighbouring Monmouthshire (west of Abergavenny) & within the Brecon Beacons National Park, Norman sucessfully attracted this male in Llangorse - a first record in VC42 and only the 3rd in Powys & Brecon Beacons - the 2nd being the lured male in Monmouthshire mentioned...

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Added 02/07/2021 14:15

Moth Trapping in mid Wales for Beginners

Moth Trapping in mid Wales for Beginners

If you want to learn about the moth of mid Wales and how to trap them join our free Zoom event on Wednesday 7th July. Book your place via our Eventbrite website - there's a link on the Events tab above.

Added 21/06/2021 11:17

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