Montgomeryshire Vice County Recorders

If you wish to contact the relevant Montgomeryshire recorder directly, here's how!

In every vice-county, across the UK, there are people who give up there spare time to maintain a database of records of those plants or animals in which they are interested. This information can then be used to help protect species, enhance & create habitats, produce distribution atlases and monitor change. Many of these vice-county recorders are specialists in their subject and are keen to engender this interest in others.

Fungi & lichens

Ray Woods

Fly Agaric © Amy Lewis

Mosses & liverworts

Mark Lawley




12A Castleview Terrace, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2NG


01584 876564

Close-up of Sphagnum moss, Flow Country, Scotland, June - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Flowering plants & ferns

Kate Thorne




Churton House, Church Pulverbatch, SHREWSBURY, Shrops, SY5 8BZ


01743 718270

Bell Heather in flower © Tom Marshall

Bees & wasps

Clare Boyes




Bridge Cottage, Middletown, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8DG
01938 570418

Orange-tailed Mining Bee © Chris Lawrence


Douglas Boyes




Bridge Cottage, Middletown, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8DG
01938 570418


Read Douglas' 2016 report - 'Butterflies of Montgomeryshire' - in downloads at the bottom of the page

Peacock butterfly © Amy Lewis


Peter Williams




Pandy, Commins Coch, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8LG
01650 511583


Montgomeryshire Moth Group website

Sallow moth © Amy Lewis

Dragonflies & damselflies

Anne Coker




Mountain Grove, Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA63 4SG
01437 563566

Emperor dragonfly, female laying eggs, Cornwall, UK. April 2010 © Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION


Wolfgang Schaefer




Cwm Weeg, Dolfor, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4AT
01686 628992

Dock beetles mating © Zsuzsanna Bird

Amphibians & reptiles

Phil Owen




07980 681196

Common Toad © Chris Lawrence


Mike Haigh




Tynewydd Ketch, Llanfyllin, Powys, SY22 5EU


01691 648746


Montgomery Bird Blog

Dipper © Tom Marshall


Tammy Stretton




c/o Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, 42 Broad Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7RR


01938 555654

European Otter (Lutra lutra) on river Wales, UK © Andy Rouse/2020VISION