Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

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Finding Rare Species in the Malverns

This exciting new Heritage Lottery Funded project delivered by WBRC and working with the Malvern Hills AONB Partnership aims to increase our understanding on the distribution and abundance of rare wildlife in the Suckley Hills landscape.

The project will have its own webpage soon with further information but in the mean time if you would like to find out more, including how you can get involved please contact Lucy, our project officer via email lucy@wbrc.org.uk or by calling the office 01905 759759. We will also be updating our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Worcestershire Mammal Atlas 2007-2019

After the successful publication of Worcestershire's Mammals by Worcestershire Recorders in 2012 displaying records from 1995-2007, we are calling for records as part of a 3 year push to collate data for the recording period 2007-2019.

Worcestershire Recorders, Worcestershire Mammal Group and WBRC will work together to encourage increased recording of all wild mammal species in Worcestershire. All species are important to us - no matter how common they are (or are perceived to be). There were 433 monads (20%) with no mammal records at all in the previous survey period so we would really like to get this blank space populated with a more accurate picture of species distributions.

Records can be submitted to WBRC directly in a method that suits you, please see our Sending records in page for more information and downloadable forms. You may also be interested in using Worcestershire Mammal Group's online submission page which links directly to WBRC.

We will be keeping our Facebook page updated with latest news and what to look out for across the mammal year so keep your eyes peeled and please send in your records. If you have any queries or would like help to ID mammal tracks and signs you find, then dont hesitate to get in touch with us. We look forward to publishing updated maps to show progress.

Map displaying Worcestershire mammal records collected during the last survey period
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Wildlife of Traditional Orchards

WBRC completed its two year Heritage Lottery Funded project in summer 2015. It aimed to explore the wildlife of traditional orchards and involved a programme of community engagement and surveys to raise awareness of the importance of orchards to Worcestershire's landscape and increase knowledge of the distribution and abundance of orchard wildlife.

Further information is available in the project report Conserving Worcestershire's Flagship Orchards and Stories of Worcestershire Orchards case study booklet. Please contact records@wbrc.org.uk if you would like any more information.

Worcestershire Ancient Tree Project

This project has been running since 2000 and was boosted in 2007 when Worcestershire Recorders were successfully awarded money from the Heritage Lottery Fund to take forward the work begun by John Tilt and Harry Green in developing a Worcestershire register of ancient trees.

This register is now held at WBRC and although the Heritage Lottery Funding has ended Worcestershire Recorders and WBRC would very much like you to carry on recording!

If you would like to find out more please see our Worcestershire Ancient Tree Project pages.

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Worcestershire Biological Records Centre

Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, Worcestershire, WR3 8SZ
Email: records@wbrc.org.uk
Last updated March 2017

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