Welcome to BSBI's
New Year Plant Hunt!

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Between the New Years Eve and 3rd January, search for flowers and help us learn how our wild plants are responding to a changing climate.

Welcome to the 2023 BSBI New Year Plant Hunt

How many wild flowers can you spot in bloom at New Year in your local area? You may be amazed at how many you can find!

The next New Year Plant Hunt will run from Saturday 31st December 2022 to Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

Now in its twelfth year, the Hunt is contributing to our understanding of how wild and naturalised plants across Britain and Ireland are responding to a changing climate.

Where is it?

Anywhere and everywhere across Britain & Ireland! You can go out with a local plant-hunting group, with friends & family, or opt for a solo hunt.

Everyone is welcome

You don’t need to be an experienced botanist to take part – if you can spot the plants in flower, we will help you identify them.

Why take part?

Data from the New Year Plant Hunt is contributing to our understanding of how wild and naturalised plants are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns. So you’ll be collecting important scientific evidence while you learn more about the wild flowers in your local area – and how to identify them. The Hunt is also a great way to shake off the winter blues and get out and about in nature!

The map currently shows finds from last year. Once the 2023 Plant Hunt starts, live results will appear here.

Click on the markers to view the plant records that have been sent in so far.