New Year Plant Hunt 2021

The tenth BSBI New Year Plant Hunt ran from Friday 1st to Monday 4th January 2021. The Hunt is now over; 1,811 people took part and recorded 710 species in bloom: read our analysis of the 2021 Results. By taking part in the Hunt, you are helping us build up a clearer picture of how our wildflowers are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns. Thank you!

Results of the 2021 Hunt:

Download our analysis of the 2021 Results

Read the New Year Plant Hunt 2021 press release.

Find out how NYPH participants stayed Covid-safe.

View the results on our interactive map and see lists of what other plant-hunters found and where - it's all on our New Year Plant Hunt Results website.

Summary of Day One highlights

Summary of Day Two highlights

Summary of Days Three and Four highlights.

NYPH Support Team 2021

In 2021 the New Year Plant Hunt support team comprises volunteers April, Brian, Ciara, Ellen, George, Isobel, Jo, Joshua A., Josh S., Leif, Moira, Rebecca & Ryan; and staff members Kevin, Louise, Paul & Tom. Email the team: [email protected]

Thank you!

Are you one of the 1,811 people who took part in the 2021 New Year Plant Hunt? Or maybe you've been with us since the very first Hunt in 2012?

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you: you're helping us build up a clearer picture of how our wild and naturalised plants are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns.

Has the New Year Plant Hunt whetted your appetite to do some more wildflower recording this year? Here are some helpful tips & resources to get you started!

Follow the 2021 Hunt on social media:

New Year Plant Hunt records and photos on Twitter #newyearplanthunt

You'll also find photos of this year's finds on the BSBI Facebook accounts (Britain and Ireland) and on Instagram.

See daily highlights on our News & Views blog.

New Year Plant Hunt playlist on the BSBI YouTube channel.

Coverage of the Hunt in print and broadcast media.

Which plants were recorded in bloom during the 2020 Hunt? How do results compare across the years?

View or download an analysis of NYPH 2020 Results carried out by Dr Kevin Walker, BSBI Head of Science, and compare them with results from previous years.

Here is the press release summarising New Year Plant Hunt 2020 Results.

On our Results page you can view results from 2017-2020: interactive maps, images, stats, most frequently recorded plants and longest lists. 

For more about results 2014-20, including media coverage, please visit the New Year Plant Hunt archive