New Year Plant Hunt goes ahead in 2021 but you MUST stay safe!

The tenth BSBI New Year Plant Hunt (NYPH) will run from Friday 1st to Monday 4th January 2021. We'd love you to join the Hunt but only if you're confident that you can stay Covid-safe. Find out how to take part - planning your Hunt, following Covid guidance for your area and using the NYPH recording app which goes live by 31st December. 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!

Taking part in the 2021 Hunt:

Find out how to plan your Hunt and stay safe.

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.

We'll be posting daily highlights on our News & Views blog.

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: [email protected]

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.

Results of the 2020 Hunt:

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.

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.

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