The eighth BSBI New Year Plant Hunt ran from 29th December 2018 to 1st January 2019 and has now closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. Your observations each year are helping BSBI build up a clearer picture of how our wild or naturalised plants are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns across Britain & Ireland.
Results and analysis 2019:
On our 2018-9 Results page you can see an interactive map, images, stats, most frequently recorded plants and longest lists.
The 2019 NYPH press release is available here.
Short interview about NYPH here with John Humphreys on BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Starts 1hr 43 mins in.
Our NYPH How to take part page explains how almost 1000 volunteers hunted for wildflowers in bloom and recorded their finds.
Now the Hunt is over....
Just tweet photos of the plants you've seen to @BSBIbotany and add the #wildflowerhour hashtag! Then tune in every Sunday evening 8-9pm when hundreds of people come together to share photos of wild plants they've seen in bloom during the week. Need some help to identify your plants? The botanical community will help!
Thinking about next steps? Check out our Top Tips for Getting Started in Botany, with a review of ID books available, where to buy a handlens, helpful Facebook groups to join, local botany groups in your area, field meetings where you can pick up ID tips, training courses (and grants to help pay for them!).
Email us if you'd like to know more.
NYPH Support Team
In 2019 the New Year Plant Hunt support team of volunteers were: Brian, Ciara, Ellen, Ian, Kevin, Louise, Mary, Natalie and Tom.
If you'd like to join the New Year Plant Hunt support team in 2020, we'd love to hear from you! Just email us at email@example.com