New Year Plant Hunt archive

Results, analysis & media coverage 2018:

BSBI's Head of Science Dr Kevin Walker has looked at all the 2018 results and here is his analysis 2018.

Here is the  2018 press release sent to media contacts. Click here to view the coverage broadcast on BBC Countryfile on 21st January. Click on the links for articles in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times, the Irish Mail on Sunday and the Irish Mirror

New Year Plant Hunt 2017 on the News & Views blog

Day One highlights here.

Day Two highlights here.

Day Three highlights here.

Day Four summary & BSBI President's New Year Plant Hunt here.

Read Kevin's analysis of New Year Plant Hunt 2017 results.

New Year Plant Hunt 2014-6 results

In 2016, more than 600 species were recorded in bloom by 865 botanists from 108 counties across Britain and Ireland; they submitted 9,265 records in total.

More on 2016 results here and  New Year Plant Hunt 2016. Read the 2016 press release here and see how The Independent covered the story.

Find out about 2015 results here and see Ryan's New Year Plant Hunt presentation here.

NYPH Support Team 2014-8

We'd like to thank the volunteers who have given up their time over the holidays to support New Year Plant Hunters over the years: Ciara, Ellen, Ian, Jo, Kevin, Louise, Richard, Ryan, Sarah, Tim and Tom.

After the Hunt is over...

If you want to carry on spotting wildflowers in bloom after the New Year Plant Hunt is over, why not take part in Wild Flower Hour?

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.