New Year Plant Hunt 2014-23

About the 2023 New Year Plant Hunt

Read our in-depth analysis of NYPH 2023 results and what they tell us about how our wild plants are changing in response to a changing climate. Or check out a summary of the results on this New Year Plant Hunt 2023 press release.

View all the NYPH 2023 results on our interactive map and see lists of what our plant-hunters found across Britain and Ireland - it's all on our New Year Plant Hunt website.

Daily highlights on our News & Views blog:

On the Results page of our New Year Plant Hunt website, you can view results from 2017-2023: interactive maps, images, stats, most frequently recorded plants and longest lists. More info below about the Plant Hunt over the years.

About the 2022 Hunt

1,895 people took part in the 2022 Hunt and recorded 669 species in bloom vs 714 species flowering during the 2021 Hunt.

Read our in-depth analysis of the BSBI New Year Plant Hunt 2022 results and the  New Year Plant Hunt 2022 press release which summarises the analysis.

See daily highlights on our News & Views blog:

Results of the 2021 Hunt:

Download our analysis of the 2021 Results

Read the New Year Plant Hunt 2021 press release.

Read summaries on the News & Views blog:

The 2020 Hunt

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.

Results, analysis & media coverage 2019:

BSBI's Head of Science Dr Kevin Walker looked at all the 2019 results and here is his 2019 NYPH analysis.

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:

BSBI's Head of Science Dr Kevin Walker 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.

NYPH Support Teams 2014-23

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:

Andrew, April, Billy, Brian, Ciara, Ellen, George, Hannah, Holly, Ian, Isabella, Isobel, James, Jo, Joshua A., Joshua S., Kevin, Laurel, Leif, Lore, Louise, Mary, Matt, Moira, Natalie, Paul, Rebecca, Richard, Ryan, both Sarahs, 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

New Year Plant Hunt 2014-16 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 and see how The Independent covered the story.

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

The first Hunts were in 2012 and 2013 but at the time, 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!