Field meetings remain subject to Government guidance on Covid-19 prevention measures specific to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. We recommend continuing caution at all events. Please check the latest details online of any advertised meeting or by contacting the meeting leader. Do not assume that a meeting can go ahead without checking.

Guidance documents for participants and for leaders of field meetings have been revised to take account of Covid-19 prevention measures, and all guidance must be followed at all times. BSBI Trustees will continue to 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.

BSBI depends on a dedicated network of volunteer County Recorders who co-ordinate botanical survey work and organise local events.  To find out more about botanical activity in your area and to access local resources, please go to the individual county web pages. County Recorders are always glad to hear about botanical finds in their county, or you can use our record-a-plant form or email our enquiry desk.


More info on our England page: or contact our England Officer Dr Pete Stroh:

Many counties have local groups with their own social media pages and blogs where they share photographs, discuss plant IDs, plan events and chat about interesting plants found in the county. You can also access many botanical/wildlife blogs by BSBI members via our News & Views page.

BSBI members can find full postal/ email addresses for all County Recorders in the BSBI Yearbook, which is sent to you when you join and is also available on our members-only pages. If you wish to contact all County Recorders with a request for data, please email our Head of Science to discuss.

If you are new to BSBI - for example, if you've come to us via the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, or #wildflowerhour or the New Year Plant Hunt - please do mention that when you get in touch with us.