• 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
  • Picture of devil's bit scabious
    Join the National Plant Monitoring Scheme
  • Picture of asian hormet
    Horizon scanning for non-native species
  • Bombus hortorum on marsh thistle
    Patterns of pollinating insect species richness
  • Picture of attendees at 50th anniversary symposium
    BRC celebrates 50th anniversary
  • Small copper on ragwort
    Contribute butterfly records with iRecord butterflies app
  • 7-spot Ladybird on sunflower
    UK Ladybird survey mobile app available
  • Black arches on ragwort
    Moths show cascading impact of environmental change up food chains
  • Banded demoiselle
    Atlas of Dragonflies published May 2014

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.

A booklet reviewing the first 50 years of BRC can be download here.

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

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