While Covid-19 continues to impact severely on our lives and sadly continues to threaten and end lives, there may be safer days ahead and the safety of staff, members and others remains our top priority.

We hope to resume field meetings and indoor events in the coming months, subject to Government guidance specific to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. You must check the latest details of any advertised meeting online or by contacting the meeting leader. Do not assume that a meeting can go ahead without checking. Arrangements for meetings outdoors and indoors may vary; indoor meetings may have to be replaced by electronic meetings. Guidance documents for both participants and for leaders of field meetings have been revised to take account of ongoing Covid-19 prevention measures, and all guidance must be followed at all times. In the meantime, if you choose to go out you must follow all current Government guidance for the locality, including social distancing and other Covid-19 prevention measures, as well as more general safe practices if fieldwork is permitted. BSBI Trustees continue to closely monitor the situation and reserve the right to change advice at short notice if necessary. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Hon Gen Sec Steve Gater.

Wales Officer

The Wales Officer post is currently vacant.

Please email Jim McIntosh with any enquiries.

The Wales Officer Twitter account @BSBICymru is currently being managed by a volunteer, Robbie Blackhall-Miles.

The Wales Officer Blog will be updated by Barbara Brown and other guest editors.

Welsh AGM

The Committee for Wales organises a meeting every year, holding an AGM and organising excursions in a different county of Wales. The 2020 Wales AGM was held via email but the Annual Meeting was postponed to 2021 due to restrictions.

A very successful online Wales Annual Meeting was held on the 3rd July 2021. For more information see the Welsh AGM page.

Red List of Welsh Stoneworts

*NEW* Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has just published a Red List of Welsh Stoneworts, following IUCN Regional Guidelines. The list has been compiled from a wide range of datasets including BSBI data, NRW monitoring data and previous projects. Download the Red List of Welsh Stoneworts and read more about stoneworts here.

Rare Plant Registers

In 2020 updated Rare Plant Registers for Brecknock, Flintshire and Radnorshire were published.

Begun in Ceredigion in 1978, most of the Rare Plant Registers for Wales are now available online on the County pages.  Wales was the first country to celebrate the completion of a full set of Rare Plant Registers in 2017.

Meetings 2021

As well as three one-day field meetings, we are still hoping to be able to hold our regular Caerdeon Recording Weekend in Merionethshire - it's planned for 9 – 12 July. Sadly we have had to cancel the Glynhir Recording Week in Carmarthenshire which was planned for 19 – 26 July. Please keep an eye on the field meetings and indoor events webpage for more information.

BSBI Welsh Bulletin

The most recent (Feb 2020) Welsh Bulletin is now available: Bulletin 105.

The complete run of the BSBI Welsh Bulletin, current and all back issues from 1964, is now available on the new BSBI Welsh Bulletin page.

The Bulletin is produced twice a year and contains articles and news items of interest and importance to Wales. Welsh members of the BSBI automatically receive a copy of the BSBI Welsh Bulletin. Back issues are available on request - please contact either Sally Whyman or Katherine Slade.

News, articles and accompanying photographs for the Welsh Bulletin are very welcome. The editors are Richard Pryce, Katherine Slade, Sally Whyman.

Records for publication in the Welsh Bulletin should be submitted using the form below (Excel format).

Record submission form.

The State of Nature report 2019 has been published. Find out more here or download the SoN summary for Wales.

Welsh Bulletin

All current and back issues of the BSBI Welsh Bulletin can now be found in the new BSBI Welsh Bulletin page.