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.

BSBI depends on a dedicated network of volunteer County Recorders who co-ordinate botanical survey work and organise local events.  To find out more about botanical activity in your area and to access local resources, please go to the individual county web pages. County Recorders are always glad to hear about botanical finds in their county, or you can use our record-a-plant form or email our enquiry desk.

More info on our England page: or contact our England Officer Dr Pete Stroh: pete.stroh@bsbi.org

More info on our Scotland page; or contact our Scottish Officer Jim McIntosh: jim.mcintosh@bsbi.org

More info on our Ireland page; or contact our Ireland Officer Paul Green paul.green@bsbi.org

Many counties have local groups with their own social media pages and blogs where they share photographs, discuss plant IDs, plan events and chat about interesting plants found in the county. You can also access many botanical/wildlife blogs by BSBI members via our News & Views page.

BSBI members can find full postal/ email addresses for all County Recorders in the BSBI Yearbook, which is sent to you when you join and is also available on our members-only pages. If you wish to contact all County Recorders with a request for data, please email our Head of Science to discuss.

If you are new to BSBI - for example, if you've come to us via the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, or #wildflowerhour or the New Year Plant Hunt - please do mention that when you get in touch with us.