Monday 26th September at 3pm - 4:30pm or 7pm - 8:30pm.  

As you may know, surveying and monitoring our wildlife here in Wiltshire plays an important role in helping to protect and manage our wonderful reserves and surroundings.

Recording the wildlife that you see forms part of the big picture which is used nationally and locally to understand species distribution and population trends, to identify key sites and to develop conservation plans.

Whether you like to record the birds you spot in your garden, or the butterflies you see whilst walking the dog, or participate in more formal survey and monitoring, submitting these records to the local environmental records centre is an important step in helping to promote and safeguard your local natural environment. Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre (WSBRC) welcomes records submitted to them via Living Record, a powerful online tool that enables you to submit your wildlife sightings, which is gathering increasing support from recorders within Wiltshire (and elsewhere in the UK).

 Elephant hawkmoth © Stephen Davis

Living Record is a straightforward-to-use recording tool but, with a little training, recorders can utilise additional features to facilitate the submission of biological records. Records can make a real difference as they form part of the big picture at local and national levels.

Wild connections and the WSBRC are joining together to offer you a series of free training session on how to use Living Record. If you have a PC, laptop, or tablet at home with broadband internet and if this is something you’d like to get involved in then now is your chance.

We are running two sessions suited to beginners or people who would like to refresh their memory, at our head office in Elm Tree Court Devizes. We are offering an afternoon session at 3pm - 4:30pm and an evening session at 7pm - 8:30pm on Monday 26th September. Please choose a time slot when booking below. 

wild flowers at Blakehill © David Hall-WWT

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