*NEW* We have just launched an exciting new 3 year project to refind and re-record rare plant populations in Scotland - the Scottish HectAd Rare Plant Project - click the link to see details...
*NEW* We have just joined forces with our sister society, the Botanical Society of Scotland, to promote the Urban Flora Project - a five year project to record flowering plants in our urban areas.
120 botanists participated in the 2021 Scottish Spring Conference on 20 March. There were some great presentations including a truly inspirational talk on Carrifran Wildwood and talks on the two new Scottish recording projects. We have uploaded the talks to the BSBI YouTube channel and linked them to the programme on the Scottish Spring Conference page.
Check out the really interesting Botany in Scotland blog!
2020 VC Annual Reports
Every year we ask County Recorders to summarise the most interesting and exciting news from their Counties in less than 250 words. Here are their 2020 Annual Reports. Take a look - it is a great read! Previous Annual Reports can be seen at the bottom of this page.
Scottish Botanists' Conference 2020
We had a record 350 register for Scottish Botanists' Conference last autumn. Check out the special Scottish Botanists' Conference 2020 site, where you can still peruse the exhibition, view the BSBI Photographic Competition, or watch recordings of the talks and workshops. See the Scottish Botanists Conference page for details of previous conferences.
Grasses workshop in 2021
Fifteen grass beginners took part in an experimental online workshop led by Matt Parratt in June. To make it as interactive as possible, we sent fresh grass specimens to participants beforehand and called for homework afterwards. The introductory Grass ID for beginners session is available here. Or view last year's Introduction to Grass Id webinar.
BSBI Plant identification workshop for beginners
Scottish Local Groups
Get in touch with your local network or group to find out about local botanical field meetings:
- Dumfriesshire run by Chris Miles
- East Lothian - Marion Moir
- Fife - Sandy Edwards
- Highlands - Inverness Botany Group
- Kirkcudbrightshire - David Hawker
- Lanarkshire - Michael Philip
- Moray - Ian Green
- Perthshire - Perthshire Society of Natural Sciences
- North Ebudes - Skye Botany Group - Stephen Bungard
- Renfrewshire - Michael Philip
- West Dunbartonshire - Michael Philip
- West Lothian - Jay Mackinnon