The BSBI is for everyone who cares about the wild plants of Britain and Ireland. Since 1836, we've been promoting the study, understanding and enjoyment of British and Irish botany. Find out more about us.
We support all botanists - beginner or expert, amateur or professional - as they identify, record and map what grows where: our data and knowledge underpin evidence-based conservation of the British and Irish flora.
Your membership helps BSBI advance the study and understanding of our wild plants and support their conservation across Britain and Ireland. Benefits to members include:
- Exclusive access to our network of 100+ plant experts to help you identify that plant
- BSBI News: three issues each year of our membership magazine
- Special offers on publications and events
- Find out more about all the benefits of BSBI membership.
Want to learn how to identify wild plants?
- Resources & links here
- List of short plant ID courses
Need help to pay for a course?
- Applications for BSBI Training Grants open on 1st January every year
Done the training?
- Take a FISC to assess how much you've learned!
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For all the latest botanical news:
- Visit our News page
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BSBI Atlas 2020 Fund Appeal: Please click here and help us map our wild plants in a changing world. Find out more about Atlas 2020