Local Botany

BSBI depends on a dedicated network of volunteer County Recorders who co-ordinate botanical survey work and organise local events.

The Recorder for your county should be your first point of contact if you would like to find out about botanical activities in your area. 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.

Local groups

Use the county links below to find out about botanical activity and local resources in your area or hover over 'Get Involved' on the menu bar to display our interactive map.

A growing number of local groups also have 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 botanical/wildlife blogs by BSBI members via our News & Views page.

County Recorders

The country sections below give contact details for County Recorders and for the Country Officer. You don't have to be a BSBI member to email your County Recorder but for submitting plant records you can also use this form or email our Enquiry Desk. If you wish to contact all County Recorders with a request, please email our Head of Science to discuss.

If you're a BSBI member, you can also 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 area.

More info on our England page: or contact our England Officer Dr Pete Stroh: pete.stroh@bsbi.org

More info on our Scotland page; or contact our Scottish Officer Jim McIntosh: jim.mcintosh@bsbi.org

More info on our Ireland page; or contact our Irish Officer Dr Maria Long: irishofficer@bsbi.org