New Year Plant Hunt

The ninth BSBI New Year Plant Hunt will run from 1st to 4th January 2020: it's easy - and fun - to take part, and you'll be helping us build up a clearer picture of how wild and naturalised plants are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns across Britain & Ireland. 

Take part in the 2020 Hunt:

Our NYPH How to take part page gives you the basic guidance on how to contribute. 

The Plant Hunt recording app is being updated - it will be ready by Christmas - it's so easy to use!

You can go out hunting on your own, with family or friends, or check out our Group Hunts page if you'd like some botanical company.

Results will be posted on our interactive map and you can also see lists of what other plant-hunters are finding and where - it's all on our New Year Plant Hunt Results website.

NYPH Support Team

In 2019 the New Year Plant Hunt support team of volunteers were: Brian, Ciara, Ellen, Ian,  Kevin, Louise, Mary, Natalie and Tom.

We're just putting the support team together for 2020 so if you'd like to join us - we'd love to hear from you! Just email us at nyplanthunt@bsbi.org

Thank you!

Are you one of the 1,493 people who took part in the 2019 Hunt? Or maybe you've been with us since the first Hunt in 2013? We'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you: you're helping us build up a clearer picture of how our wild and naturalised plants are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns.

Follow the 2020 Hunt on social media:

New Year Plant Hunt records and photos on Twitter #newyearplanthunt 

You'll also find photos of this year's finds on the BSBI Facebook accounts (Britain and Ireland) and on Instagram.

Daily highlights will be posted from 1st January onwards on the BSBI News & Views blog.

Which plants were recorded in bloom during the 2019 Hunt? How do 2019 results compare with previous years?

On our Results page you can view results from recent years: interactive maps, images, stats, most frequently recorded plants and longest lists. 

For more about results 2014-9, including media coverage, please visit the New Year Plant Hunt archive