BSBI Events in England in 2024

*NEW* Bookings are now open for our BSBI events across England in 2024! 

  • Taraxacum training and recording weekend, Devizes, North Wiltshire/ South Wiltshire, 19th – 22nd April 2024 - a specialist weekend looking at dandelions (Taraxacum spp.) with John Richards the Taraxacum referee. 
  • Recording Meeting, FSC Preston Montford, Shropshire, 19th – 21st April 2024 - a residential meeting aimed at all members who would like to progress to making botanical records, with a mix of indoor sessions and site visits. 
  • Annual Summer Meeting, Guernsey Channel Islands, 20th – 24th May 2024 - a residential summer meeting with a mix of excursions to interesting sites, recording trips and evening talks or workshops.
  • Sedges at Tarn Moor and Orton, Westmorland, 8th June 2024 - a training day on sedges (Carex spp.) with expert Mike Porter. 
  • Poaceae walk on Northeast Yorkshire’s coastal path, North-east Yorkshire, 15th June 2024 - a training day with the aim of recording a wide range of grasses and practising grass identification.
  • North Norfolk coast East Norfolk/ West Norfolk, 21st – 22nd June 2024 - a 2-day visit to a range of habitats. Suitable for beginners.
  • Rubus weekend, Okehampton, North Devon, 29th – 30th June 2024 - a specialist weekend focused on brambles (Rubus spp.) with expert Rob Randall.

England Officer

Sam Thomas took over as England Officer from Pete Stroh in April 2024.

Sam will be working on support for our County Recorders across England and overcoming barriers to recording, data flow and mobilisation of data.

Email: sam.thomas@bsbi.org

Tel: 07386 715 939.

These are just a few of the national field meetings and indoor events happening in England this year which also include several other 1-day meetings and more meetings aimed at beginners. Use the links above to find out more and to book; to browse other events in England this year, please visit the field meetings & indoor events page.

County pages & websites across England

Every county in England has a webpage where you can discover what is happening in your area, and find contact details for the County Recorder(s). Please visit the Local Botany page and use the interactive map or the listing to link through to your county page.

England Project

England project LORE (LOst Rarities in England) is now up and running. The project involves looking for plants not seen in a hectad (a 10km x 10km square) for over 20 years and includes elements for everyone, from beginners to experienced recorders. 

Options for participation include targeting a local site, habitat, parish or hectad  and looking for common, declining or rare plants that have apparently been lost. Guidance on how to get involved is available here

England Annual Meeting & AGM

The latest England Annual Meeting and AGM was held online in February 2024. More information as well as links to talks, including one on Biological control of alien plant species from Daisuke Kurose of CABI, can be found on our England Annual Meeting & AGM page.

English Botanical News

The 2023 issue of English Botanical News is now available. This includes County Recorders' 2022 annual reports summarising the most interesting and exciting news from their vice-counties, as well as reports from staff, officers and meetings. 

County Recorders' Annual Reports

Every year we ask County Recorders to summarise the most interesting and exciting news from their vice-counties in fewer than 250 words. 2022 reports appear in the 2023 issue of English Botanical News.

England Red List

The Red Data List for England assesses, for the first time, the current state of England’s flora measured against standardised IUCN criteria.

Almost one in five species is assessed as threatened.

The England Red List data are also available as an Excel spreadsheet.