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

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.

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.