Recording Wildlife

Recording wildlife is a crucial step in protecting species and habitats.

Why Record Wildlife?

Wildlife records are used locally to inform planning applications and can play a vital role in highlighting the biological history of a site.

When a site is proposed for development, wildlife records are used both by ecological consultancies and the local planning authority.


Radnorshire County Recorders

You can submit your records to as many different people and groups as you wish but here is the current list of all the Radnorshire Vice-County Recorders (VC43):

Amphibian & Reptiles   Darylle Hardy

Birds   Pete Jennings

Kites   Tony Cross

Butterflies   Chris Ledbury

Dragonflies   Bob Dennison

Fungi & Lichen   Ray Woods

Invertebrates (excluding butterflies, moths & dragonflies)   Phil Ward

Mammals   Sorcha Lewis

Moths   Pete & Ginny Clarke

Plants   Liz Dean & Sue Spencer


The Local Environmental Record Centre is the Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and Brecon Beacons National Park (BIS).

What have I seen?


Try the following for identification help:


Butterfly Conservation

Amphibians & Reptile Conservation

Grid Reference Help

Grid references are the best way to submit a record. 


Here are some useful sites / tools to help you with this:

UK Grid Reference Finder

Grab a Grid Reference

Wildlife Heroes

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