Ireland Officer

Sarah Pierce

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +353 85 139 6418

Twitter: @BSBI_Ireland

Facebook: @IrishSectionBSBI

The Ireland Officer supports BSBI County Recorders and members, and works with partner organisations on botanical projects and surveys.


Final Aquatic Plant Project Webinar of the year!

It may be autumn, but there's still time to record aquatic plants, and it's a great time to improve your ID skills! Our last Aquatic Plant Project webinar of the year will be held on Saturday, 23 October, at 10.15. Join us to learn about Broad-leaved Pondweeds with expert Nick Stewart. It's free and open to everyone thanks to funding from NPWS. Register here before 8am on Saturday to secure your place!

Irish Autumn Meeting & AGM

This year's Autumn Meeting & AGM was held online on September 25, and featured a range of fantastic talks covering recent rare plant finds, Fragrant orchid identification tips, the cultural significance of plants and much more. Recordings of the talks will be posted soon - keep an eye on the Irish Autumn Meeting & AGM page for further details.

Irish Grasslands Project 2021

We are delighted that the Irish Grasslands Project is running for a second year, offering free field and webinar training, thanks to NPWS funding. See the Irish Grasslands Project page for full details.

Rare Plant Project Ireland launches

An exciting new three year project launches in Ireland to to learn more about rare plant species. Find out more on the Rare Plant Project Ireland page.

Irish Spring Conference goes online!

We held the first ever online Irish Spring Conference on Saturday 27 March 2021. For more details of this very enjoyable event, including links to recordings of the talks, check out Irish Conferences.

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 Paul Green.

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!