Welcome to the 2024 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 30th December 2023 to Tuesday 2nd January 2024.
Now in its thirteenth 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 are 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!
Results from last year are shown below.
Click on the markers to view the plant records that have been sent in so far.