Local Recording Group websites



Glamorgan Bird Club (also see their Facebook page)

Gower Ornithological Society (also see their Facebook page)

Gwent Ornithological Society

RSPB: Cardiff & Local District Group

Gower Ringing Group



Gwent Amphibian & Reptile Group (also see their Facebook group)

South & West Wales Amphibian & Reptile Group (also see their Facebook page)



Cardiff Bat Group (also see their Facebook group)

Monmouthshire Bat Group (also see their Facebook group)

Vale of Glamorgan & Bridgend Bat Group (also see their Facebook group)

Valleys Bat Group (also see their Facebook page)


Other Mammals

South Wales Mammal Group (also see their Facebook page)

Neath Port Talbot Badger Group

Gwent Badger Group



Butterfly Conservation - South Wales

Monmouthshire Moth & Butterfly Group

Glamorgan Moth Recording Group



Glamorgan Botany Group

Monmouthshire Botany Group

Monmouthshire Meadows Group



Glamorgan Fungus Group (also see their Facebook page)

Gwent Fungus Group


Generalist Groups

Cardiff Naturalists Society

Merthyr Tydfil Naturalists Society



Oakley Intertidal (Facebook page)


Local Site Groups

Friends of Bute Park

Howardian Local Nature Reserve

Friends of Forest Farm

Ruperra Conservation Trust

Coity Wallia Commons (Facebook page)

Flatholm Society

Porthkerry Wildlife Facebook Group (

Bryngarw Park Volunteer Group


Identification Guides and Resources

Orthoptera and Allied Insects: ID guides

Steven Falk Flickr ID guides (various taxa)


Links to our Partner Organisations

Natural Resources Wales

Countryside Council for Wales (old site)

Forestry Commission Wales (old site)

Environment Agency Wales (old site)

South Wales Trunk Road Agency

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Bridgend County Borough Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council

Monmouthshire County Council

Newport City Council

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Torfaen County Borough Council

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Gwent Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales


General Interest Links

Local Records Centres Wales

Biodiversity Action Reporting System



National Federation of Biological Recording

National Museum Wales

Natur Cymru - the Nature of Wales Magazine

Wales Biodiversity Partnership

BTO Regional News: East Glamorgan


Gwent Police: Wildlife Crime Officers (Word document)

Field Studies Council: Margam Discovery Centre

Glamorgan Wildlife Photographic Club



BSBI Cymru

The blog of BSBI Welsh officers Paul Green and Polly Spencer-Vellacott.

Cardiff Bird Ringers

Read all about the actvities of the Cardiff Bird Ringers on this blog.

Cardiff Naturalists Society

The Cardiff Naturalists Society is for people who want to learn about and enjoy investigating any aspect of nature, wildlife and the environment in the Cardiff area and worldwide. This blogsite is for society news and events.

East Glamorgan Wildife

A blog for sharing sightings, photographs, events, networking, common issues and other areas of natural history interest in the East Glamorgan area of VC41 (Bridgend to Cardiff).

Glamorgan Moth Recording Group

A blog for those interested in moth and butterfly recording in Glamorgan.

Gower Wildlife

This blog provides a resource for people interested in sharing wildlife sightings in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot & adjacent areas.

Gwent Mothing

This blog is intended for anyone who has an interest in moths in Gwent (VC35).

Insect Rambles

A comprehensive list of species ID guides available online.

Lisvane Wildlife

Monthly column of wildlife sightings in Lisvane area of Cardiff.

Penllergare Valley Woods

A blog showing the progress of the Penllergare Valley Woods restoration project.

Rudi's Tarka Challenge

8 year old Rudi tries to spot and photograph all the species mentioned in his favourite book, 'Tarka the Otter' by Henry Williamson. Follow his blog to watch his progress.

Swansea Fungi

A blog about fungi found in Swansea, Glamorgan and beyond.

Valley Naturalist

A blog for the modern 'new generation' naturalist in Gwent and sometimes beyond.

VC41 Dragonflies & Damselflies

A blog to share sightings of Dragonflies and Damselflies within the recording area of VC41 (Glamorgan).

Wildlife in Wales

A blog about all the wonderful wildlife in Neath Port Talbot and the rest of Wales.

Wales Coast Path in Neath Port Talbot

A blog with information and events for the Wales Coast Path in NPT.



Gwent-Glamorgan Recorders' Newsletter

Editions edited by SEWBReC are available on our website.

National Federation for Biological Recording

The NFBR newsletter archive can be found on their website.

National Biodiversity Network

Issues of the NBN eNews are available on the NBN website.

Monmouthshire Meadows Group

Issues of the Monmouthshire Meadows Group newsletter can be found on their website.

Moths Count

E-moth can be found on the Moth Count website

ARG (Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK)

ARG Today, the newsletter of ARG UK, can be found on their website.

Wales Biodiversity Partnership

The WBP Support Team newsletters can be found on their website.


"Biodiversity News" current and archived editions are available on the JNCC website.

Monmouthshire Moth & Butterfly Group

Previous Issues of the Silurian can be found below:

MMBG Newsletter No. 107

MMBG Newsletter No. 106

MMBG Newsletter No. 105

MMBG Newsletter No. 104

MMBG Newsletter No. 103

MMBG Newsletter No. 102

MMBG Newsletter No. 101

MMBG Newsletter No. 100 and No. 100b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 99

MMBG Newsletter No. 98

MMBG Newsletter No. 97 and No. 97b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 96 and No. 96b Macromoth Distributions

No. 96c Macromoth Distributions and No. 96d Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 95 and No. 95b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 94 and No. 94b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 93 and No. 93b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 92 and No. 92b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 91 and No. 91b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No. 90 and No. 90b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No.89 and No.89b Macromoth Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No.88 and No. 88b Gwent Butterfly Distributions

MMBG Newsletter No.87 (pdf 289 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No. 86 (pdf 837 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No. 85 (pdf 508 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No.84 (pdf 362 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No. 83 (pdf 330 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No. 82 (pdf 223 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No. 81 (pdf 439 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No.80 (pdf 518 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No.79 (pdf 342 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No.78 (pdf 295 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No. 77 (pdf 497 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No.75 (pdf 471 kB)

MMBG Newsletter No. 72 (pdf 344 kB)