*NEW* We had a record 380 people register for the online Scottish Botanists' Conference in November 2021. There were great talks on the plants of Ben Lawers and of Beinn Eighe. Check out the Scottish Botanists' Conference 2021 site, where you can watch recordings of the talks and workshops and peruse the exhibition and the BSBI Photographic Competition. See the Scottish Botanists Conference page for further details.
*NEW* We launched a new 3 year project to refind and re-record rare plant populations in Scotland in 2021 - the Scottish HectAd Rare Plant Project - click the link to see details...
*NEW* We joined forces with the Botanical Society of Scotland in 2021 to promote the Urban Flora Project - a five year project to record flowering plants in our urban areas.
Scottish Spring Conference
120 botanists participated in the Scottish Spring Conference in March 2021. 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.
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.
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