Great Crested newt
There are several Great Crested Newt hotspots in Brecknock including urban areas such as Brecon.
The Ystradgynlais area contains the last remaining colonies of Marsh Frillary in the county of Powys. Some of which are safeguarded on Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves such as Ystradfawr and Cae Lynden.
Greater Butterfly Orchid
Vicarage Meadows Nature Reserve is one of the best sites for orchids in Powys. Other great places for orchids are some of the county's Road Verge Nature Reserves.
Red squirrels are found in three distinct areas in Wales. One of these areas spreads across the three counties of Powys, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.
Our region's nature reserves are great places to start exploring local wildlife, and Brecknock boasts a wide range of impressive habitats and fascinating species. From ancient woodland and meadows to windswept uplands, we safeguard a variety of natural and beautiful wild places.
You can find out all about UK and Welsh wildlife in this section, browsing the left-hand column to explore habitats and species both regional and national. Our species A-Z feature birds, flowers, fungi, trees, mammals, mosses, lichens, sea life, reptiles and much more.