Wiltshire and Swindon Biological Records Centre

Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre is the county’s local environmental records centre. Please take a look around our website to find out what we do, how we do it and how you can get involved in biological recording or go about accessing information from us.


Getting Started in Recording

Devenish Reserve, Barry Craske/ WWT

If you're new to biological recording submitting records might seem a bit daunting to start with and you might need a little support to give you the confidence in your developing ID skills.

There are many ways to get involved in recording or make a contribution to nature conservation: 

* Join Living Record and submit records to us

* Get involved with a local recording group

* Volunteer for us in our office or get involved with another Wiltshire Wildlife Trust project or conservation task

* Keep an eye on our homepage, Twitter feed (below) and Facebook page (WiltsBRC) for information on surveys and other activities  


WWT Reserve Recording: an inventory for 2006-2016

Devenish Reserve overlooking Woodford Valley, Sarah Marshall/ WWT

After a few recent reserve purchases, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust now owns and/or manages 52 nature reserves. Scattered across the county and ranging from chalk downland to ancient woodland, restored lakes to working farmland, these sites hold and preserve a diverse and rich array of habitats and species.

But this diversity presents quite a task to monitor, with each reserve having its own distinct habitat and history which naturally influences the species assemblage found at each site today.

To help keep track of recording on reserves, we’ve taken a look at the records held by WSBRC for all the Trust’s reserves from the last 10 years.

Read more here


  • Data search button
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Recent Updates

Site Focus - Snowdrop filled woodland

ID Guide - Winter Twigs, Buds & Bark

Wildlife Highlights - What to look out for during February




Graphomya maculata, Lysana Robinson/ WSBRC


Grass snake eating frog , WSBRC Karen Shaw