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.
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.
The 2021 Wales Annual Meeting will now be held from 2nd to 4th July 2021 subject to restrictions. For more information head over to 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.
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.
Records for publication in the Welsh Bulletin should be submitted using the form below (Excel format).
- Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum of Wales)
- Cardiff Naturalists Society
- Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd (Edward Lloyd Society)
- Llanelli Naturalists Society
- Local Records Centres Wales
- Monmouthshire Meadows Group
- National Botanic Garden of Wales
- Natural Resources Wales
- Plantlife Cymru
- Treborth Botanic Garden
- Wales Biodiversity Partnership