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The Ireland Officer supports BSBI County Recorders and members, and works with partner organisations on botanical projects and surveys.
Plant Atlas 2020 goes live!
Plant Atlas 2020 is the most in-depth survey of the British and Irish flora ever undertaken. The results for Ireland are summarised on the Plant Atlas 2020 in Ireland page. Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed over the last 20 years to make the Atlas a reality.
Irish Autumn Meeting & AGM
This year's Autumn Meeting & AGM was held face-to-face on Saturday, 24th September at Glasnevin National Botanic Gardens. Fifty botanists really enjoyed meeting up and participating in the programme of talks and workshops. All the talks were recorded and you can see them on the Irish Autumn Meeting & AGM page.
Aquatic Plant Project
In 2022 we held three online webinars and organised eight aquatic field training days with experts. Nick Stewart also presented a talk and led short walks to look at aquatics in the ponds in the National Botanic Gardens on the day of the Irish Autumn Meeting. Videos of all the webinars and the talk are now available to watch on the Aquatic Plant Project page.
Rare Plant Project Ireland
Get involved with our fascinating project to refind and re-record rare plant populations - the Rare Plant Project Ireland in 2022! Click the link for details of our spruced-up and simplified project...
There were some excellent talks at this year's BSBI Irish Spring Conference, held on Saturday, 2nd April. All now available on our YouTube channel.
Irish Botanical News published
Take a look at the 2022 issue of Irish Botanical News! It was published in March and is the first with new editor Alexis Fitzgerald at the helm. It is a great read.
Information and Resources
Irish Botanical Projects - current and past BSBI Ireland projects.
Resources for Botanists in Ireland - Recording resources, record centres, Rare Plant Registers, and more.
Irish Botanical News - Our big annual publication edited by Alexis Fitzgerald.
Ireland News Archive - Previous issues of the Irish BSBI Newsletter and older stories from this webpage.
Local BSBI Groups
These are informal groups run by volunteers. They are a great way to improve your skills and meet other botanists. Get involved with a group near you!
- Clare – contact Phoebe O'Brien
- Cork – contact Edwina Cole
- Dublin/East Coast – contact Colm Clarke
- Galway – contact Ciaran Bruton
- Kerry – contact Jessica Hamilton
- Leitrim - contact Eamon Gaughan & Aoife Delaney
- Ulster BSBI Botany Group – search on Facebook
- Rough Crew – The group for adventurous botanists, exploring Ireland's mountains and islands. Contact Rory Hodd