England

While Covid-19 continues to impact severely on our lives and sadly continues to threaten and end lives, there may be safer days ahead and the safety of staff, members and others remains our top priority.

We hope to resume field meetings and indoor events in the coming months, subject to Government guidance specific to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. You must check the latest details of any advertised meeting online or by contacting the meeting leader. Do not assume that a meeting can go ahead without checking. Arrangements for meetings outdoors and indoors may vary; indoor meetings may have to be replaced by electronic meetings. Guidance documents for both participants and for leaders of field meetings have been revised to take account of ongoing Covid-19 prevention measures, and all guidance must be followed at all times. In the meantime, if you choose to go out you must follow all current Government guidance for the locality, including social distancing and other Covid-19 prevention measures, as well as more general safe practices if fieldwork is permitted. BSBI Trustees continue to closely monitor the situation and reserve the right to change advice at short notice if necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Hon Gen Sec Steve Gater.

England Annual Meeting & AGM

The first England Annual Meeting and AGM was held at the Natural History Museum in February 2020 and the second was held via Zoom in February 2021. More info on our England Annual Meeting & AGM page.

The second issue of English Botanical News (May 2021) has now been published! You can view or download this second issue and the previous issue from the English Botanical News webpage.

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. 2021 reports appear in the 2021 issue of English Botanical News but here are the Annual Reports for 2019 from England. See also:

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.

This version contains these minor corrections or view the raw data as an Excel spreadsheet.

Read about the launch on our News & Views blog.

The State of Nature report 2019 has been published.

Find out more here or download the SoN summary for England.

Reports

Critically endangered archaeophytes in England, 2012: a report by Kevin Walker, BSBI Head of Science, and David Pearman