2021 County Report for Staffordshire

John Hawksford

     13,598 new monad records for the current decade were made. They were entered into MapMate and, hence, the BSBI Distribution database.

      Once again, Covid restrictions seriously reduced the amount of recording that could be undertaken. The previously two most prolific recorders were particularly affected by travel and/or health problems. 27 individuals were able to supply lists.

      Details of the most significant records are given in The Annual Plant Report, posted on the Staffordshire page of the BSBI website.

      The County Checklist has been completely revised to include the most recent details; presented according to the taxonomy and name changes of the Stace Flora 4th Edition. Plant identification and other queries received in e-mails and the post have all been answered in detail.

      Comparisons and collaboration has been undertaken with the work of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's Survey Teams.