Sending in your New Year Plant Hunt records

Using the NYPH app

  • We've been updating the New Year Plant Hunt recording app - it will be ready for you to test from Boxing Day and it goes fully live on 30th December 2023.
  • You can download the app from the New Year Plant Hunt website (currently being updated) which has guidance on how to use it and what to do if you run into any problems - please take a few minutes to read the guidance before you download the app!
  • The app works on phones (Apple/iPhone and Android), tablets and computers, but it isn't yet available from app stores, sorry.
  • If you already have an old version of the app on your phone then you'll need to update it by following the instructions on screen - please don't use the old version.
  • You can use the app on your phone while you are out recording, or on your computer once you get home. It's free, quick and easy to use. There's no registration required.
  • Not sure what your plant is? The app allows you to upload a photo of an unknown plant and the Support Team will try to identify it for you. Check out our top tips on how to photograph your mystery plant.
  • Records and images submitted via the app will appear on this Results page. Click on any marker on the interactive map to see the list of all the plants recorded there. You can also click through to see results from previous years.

New Year Plant Hunt on social media

And finally...

  • Everyone is welcome to take part in the New Year Plant Hunt - you don't have to be a BSBI member or an experienced botanist - and we'll help you if you get stuck!
  • You can contact the New Year Plant Hunt Support Team if you run into any problems using the app or if you have any questions about this year's Hunt and how to record. Just email us at
  • Please don't use other recording software: we are not able to include records sent to iRecord or added to MapMate.
  • The deadline for getting your records to us is midnight on Sunday 7th January 2024.
  • First time taking part in the Hunt? New to this botany lark? Don't worry, we've put together some useful links and tips if you are just getting started with plant-spotting. If you haven't already, now is the time to sign up for our NYPH spotter sheets. We also have lots of free plant ID resources that you can use. Happy hunting!