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.
NYPH Support Teams 2014-21
We'd like to thank all the volunteers who have given up their time over the holidays to volunteer on the Help Desk and support all the New Year Plant Hunters:
April, Brian, Ciara, Ellen, George, Ian, Isobel, Jo, Joshua A., Joshua S., Kevin, Leif, Louise, Mary, Moira, Natalie, Paul, Rebecca, Richard, Ryan, Sarah, Tim and Tom.
And of course we'd like to thank the thousands of you who braved (often rotten) weather to go out hunting!
If you'd like to join the New Year Plant Hunt support team next time around, we'd love to hear from you: just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020 Hunt
Which plants were recorded in bloom during the 2020 Hunt? How do results compare across the 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.
Results, analysis & media coverage 2019:
On our Results page you can view results from recent years: interactive maps, images, stats, most frequently recorded plants and longest lists.
The 2019 NYPH press release is available here and shows how we summarised the results to our media contacts. Louise (BSBI Comms Officer) was interviewed about the results of the 2019 Hunt by John Humphrys on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, while County Recorders Helena and Jonathan both appeared on regional TV news programmes.
Results, analysis & media coverage 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 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.
The first Hunt was in 2013 but we thought it was just a bit of fun and we didn't log those early results - we had no idea that the Hunt would become so popular and that we'd be able to collect so much valuable data!