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Common Darter female

Had an exciting encounter with an Otter? Seen a rare plant? Report your sighting!

Use the form below to report your sighting. For more information about how we use this data and why it is important, click here.

Why report your sightings?

  • How can we know if a species really is rare or threatened if we don't have an accurate picture of where they are and how their population or range is changing over time
  • Today's common species may be tomorrow's rare species; we won't know its happening and won't be able to help, if we don't know where they are
  • Monitoring species can also help us detect other kinds of change, such as climatic change
  • Above all, recording gives you the perfect excuse to get out there and enjoy the countryside!

In this electronic age, it has never been easier to get involved with recording and never fear, whatever your interest, you can guarantee someone wants to know!

What happens to my records?

Your record will go straight the local record centre for Powys; the Biodiversity Information Service (BIS). If you'd like to enter a number of records, we recommend signing up to use BIS WiReD instead; you will be able to share your sightings with the recording community, explore dynamic maps and graphs of your data and make a real contribution to science and conservation.

Either way, rest assured that your record will be put to good use; you can make a real difference.