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  • BRC Newsletter June 2020
    BRC Newsletter June 2020
  • Image link to Getting Started page
    Getting Started with Biological Recording
  • New general recording iRecord App released
  • Blue-winged grasshopper and Wartbiter - Denys Ovenden
    iRecord Grasshoppers mobile app published
  • Geum x intermedium Kevin Walker
    Ground-breaking Flora of hybrid plants published
  • Frullania dilatata Jonathan Sleath
    New atlas of mosses, liverworts and hornworts published
  • Front cover of special issue
    Special issue of Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Welcome to the Biological Records Centre

The Biological Records Centre (BRC), established in 1964, is a national focus in the UK for terrestrial and freshwater species recording. BRC works closely with the voluntary recording community, principally through support of national recording schemes and societies.

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BRC is supported by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology within the Natural Environment Research Council, part of UK Research and Innovation.

The work of BRC is a major component of the National Biodiversity Network.