Welsh Officer

Dr Polly Spencer-Vellacott is the BSBI's Welsh Officer, providing support to vice-county recorders and other active BSBI members in Wales. This can include support in relation to using computers and MapMate to manage data, or in planning a recording strategy.

Polly can be contacted on 0300 0653 893 or 07967 820305.

Visit Polly's blog or scroll down to download her latest newsletter. 

Vice-County Recorder Reports

Download  Vice-County Recorder Reports 2016 
                      Vice-County Recorder Reports 2015 

Dryopteris workshop 2017

The Dryopteris workshop (1st-3rd Sept 2017) will be at Rhyd-y-Creuau Field Centre. It is now fully booked, but you can add your name to the waiting list by emailing Polly. If you have already booked and had your place confirmed, you can use this link to pay for the workshop.

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Rare Plant Registers

*NEW* In March 2017 Wales celebrated the completion of a full set of Rare Plant Registers (RPRs). Begun in Ceredigion (VC46) in 1978, the Glamorgan RPR is the latest addition to the series (watch this space to explore it online). Meanwhile more updates are still being prepared and planned. 

On Monday 27th at Aberystwyth University the launch involved two talks introduced by Emyr Roberts, the chief executive of Natural Resources Wales, who spoke warmly about the BSBI's work: BSBI Head of Science Kevin Walker and then Andy Jones (the vascular plant specialist at NRW) and Polly Spencer-Vellacott. Kevin talked about the Rare Plant Registers and the Threatened Plants Project. Andy and I talked about the development of the RPRs in Wales, with the history from 1978 to 2017, the difference between national and local rarity, and the future of RPRs. 

Louise Marsh (the BSBI's Communications Officer)  worked with NRW to prepare a press release and wrote three blog posts here, here and here. Polly's blog post is here. Polly also did two interviews with BBC Radio Wales, for Good Evening Wales (about 1hr:54) and Country Focus (about 7 minutes). Hopefully we will also soon have details of an item on S4C's Heno programme, including interviews with Dr Goronwy Wynne and Polly Spencer-Vellacott. 

Welsh AGM 2017

Every year the Committee for Wales organises a meeting around the Welsh AGM. This year the Welsh AGM will be combined with the BSBI Annual Summer Meeting and will be held in Flintshire. For more details click here. For more information about the Welsh AGM click here.

Glynhir Recording Week 2017

Book here for the Glynhir Recording Week, Carmarthenshire. (VC44) Monday 26th June to Monday 3rd July 2017. 

Welsh Officer's Newsletter

Welsh Bulletin

For back issues, go to the bottom of this page. 

The Bulletin is produced twice a year and contains articles and news items of interest and importance to Wales. Here is a taster of the latest one.

Welsh members of the BSBI automatically receive a copy of the BSBI Welsh Bulletin. Most back issues are still available on request (originals, black and white photocopies or electronic  versions) at £2 per issue, please contact either Sally Whyman or Katherine Slade.

News, articles and accompanying photographs for the Welsh Bulletin are very welcome. The editors are Richard Pryce, Katherine Slade, Sally Whyman.

Records for publication in Welsh Bulletin should be submitted using the form below (Excel format).

Record submission form.  

PDF downloads of Welsh Bulletin