New Year Plant Hunt

The ninth BSBI New Year Plant Hunt is now over. Our Head of Science has analysed all your 2020 results and compared them with previous years. Below you can download his report and our press release. By taking part in the Hunt, you are helping us find out how our wildflowers are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns. Thank you!

Results of the 2020 Hunt:

View or download an analysis of NYPH 2020 Results carried out by Dr Kevin Walker, BSBI Head of Science.

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

View all 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.

Our NYPH How to take part page tells you how people contributed to the Hunt. 

Which plants were recorded in bloom during the 2020 Hunt? How do this year's results compare with previous years?

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 2014-9, including media coverage, please visit the New Year Plant Hunt archive

Thank you!

Are you one of the 1,714 people who took part in the 2020 Hunt? Or maybe you've been with us since the 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.

Follow the 2020 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.

Day One - here are the highlights.

Day Two - here are the highlights.

Day Three - here are the highlights.

Day Four - here are the highlights.

NYPH Support Team 2020

In 2020 the New Year Plant Hunt support team of volunteers was: Brian, Cathy, Ciara, Ellen, George, Ian, Jodey, Kylie and Ryan; and staff members Kevin, Louise and Tom. Email the team: