*NEW* Willow workshop: one space left on Paul Green's Willow Workshop in Carmarthenshire on 17th May. Scroll down to find out more.

Welsh Officer

Paul Green, 11 Co-op Lane, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, SA72 6XL

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 07772 111 113

Twitter: @BSBICymru



Paul Green is now BSBI's Welsh Officer - he took over from Polly in October 2017. The Welsh Officer provides support to County Recorders and other active BSBI members in Wales. This can include support in relation to using computers and MapMate to manage data, or in planning a recording strategy.

Welsh AGM 2017

Every year the Committee for Wales organises a meeting around the Welsh AGM. In 2017, the Welsh AGM was combined with the BSBI Annual Summer Meeting and was held in Flintshire. Attendees enjoyed up to five days of botany in the smallest Welsh county, with evening talks. Reports can be seen on the BSBI News and Views blog and the BSBI Cymru blog. For more details on the ASM click here. For more information about the Welsh AGM click here.

Meetings 2017

As well as many local and one-day field meetings, there are now two Welsh meetings which are annual fixtures and this year there's also a willow workshop led by Paul Green. 

The Glynhir Recording Week is held in Carmarthenshire (VC44). Read a report from it here. 

The Caerdeon Recording Weekend is held in Merionethshire (VC48). Read a report here

The Willow Workshop takes place on Thursday 17th May at Llanelli Wetland Centre, Carmarthenshire. It's a chance to learn the many willow species and their hybrids. The morning session will be classroom-based; the afternoon will be spent looking at trees around the reserve. To book the final remaining space, contact Welsh Officer Paul Green. There is a charge of £20 for attending.

Rare Plant Registers

In March 2017 Wales celebrated the completion of a full set of Rare Plant Registers (RPRs).

Begun in Ceredigion (VC46) in 1978, the Glamorgan and Pembrokeshire RPRs are the latest additions to the series (many of which are available online). Meanwhile more updates are still being prepared and planned. 

Welsh Bulletin

For back issues, go to the bottom of this page. 

The Bulletin is produced twice a year and contains articles and news items of interest and importance to Wales. Here is a taster of the latest one.

Welsh members of the BSBI automatically receive a copy of the BSBI Welsh Bulletin. Most back issues are still available on request (originals, black and white photocopies or electronic  versions) at £2.50 per issue, 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 Welsh Bulletin should be submitted using the form below (Excel format).

Record submission form.  

PDF downloads of Welsh Bulletin