LOst Rarities in England

The BSBI England Project revolves around “LOst Rarities in England”, hence project LORE. It is broadly similar to the SHARPP project in Scotland, primarily looking for plants not seen in a hectad for over 20 years. However project LORE is an enabling framework that will allow botanists from beginner members to experienced VCRs to choose an element that interests them.

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. There should be something for everyone. The project may not produce many scientific results, but if it helps people to get involved in recording, or write material for EBN it will be a success.

The guidance notes give much more background and advice.