Wales

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 

Welsh AGM 2017

Every year the Committee for Wales organises a meeting around the Welsh AGM. This year the Welsh AGM was combined with the BSBI Annual Summer Meeting and was held in Flintshire. Attendees enjoyed up to five days of botany in the smallest Welsh county, with evening talks. Reports can be seen on the BSBI News and Views blog and the BSBI Cymru blog. For more details on the ASM click here. For more information about the Welsh AGM click here.

Rare Plant Registers

In March 2017 Wales celebrated the completion of a full set of Rare Plant Registers (RPRs). Begun in Ceredigion (VC46) in 1978, the Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire RPRs are the latest additions to the series (many of which are available online). Meanwhile more updates are still being prepared and planned. 

Recording meetings 2017

As well as many local and one-day meetings, there are now two Welsh meetings which are annual fixtures. 

The Glynhir Recording Week is held in Carmarthenshire (VC44). Read one report from it here. 

The Caerdeon Recording Weekend is held in Merionethshire (VC48). Read a report here

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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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