Fenland Flora Project
A major long-term survey is currently in progress to record the flora of Fenland, an extensive area of Eastern England that includes a sizeable chunk of Huntingdonshire. The project is being coordinated by Owen Mountford and Jonathan Graham, who are currently appealing for further assistance and have forwarded this note describing the project and what is required.
>> Click here for the note
Please contact Owen or Jonathan directly for more information. As this is a collaborative project any relevant records sent to me will be made available to the project and vice versa. More detail on the project will be provided as a future article in BSBI News.
Checklist of Huntingdonshire
New! A full checklist of Huntingdonshire, reconciling all the lists and Floras that have been published previously.
>> Checklist 2011 (pdf 4.6 MB)
Rare Plant Register
Recording work for the RPR fits in neatly with efforts for the BSBI Maps Scheme. The first attempt at a finished RPR is now available - hopefully this will be followed up with annual updates, and doubtless there is more I could add. I would also welcome any additional records of these species.
>> Download the 2012 Register (3.3 MB pdf).
This section aims to periodically provide detailed accounts of the flora present at sites of interest to local botanists. It is hoped that these lists can be used to help monitor these sites and to stimulate further detailed study and recording. The first site to be addressed is Paxton Pits, a diverse site with important populations of locally and nationally uncommon or declining native species along with a diverse and regularly changing neophyte flora. At present, I have avoided providing detailed locations for specific plants, part of this is laziness on my part (this information is held in the County database and can be made available) but at the same time I also wanted to provide a resource for the botanist rather than the 'twitcher'.