During the 2016 New Year Plant Hunt, 653 species were recorded in bloom between 1st and 4th January. 865 botanists took part from 108 counties across Britain and Ireland; between them, they submitted 9,265 records.
We're looking forward to another record breaking event in 2017
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The rules are simple to try to keep data comparable between different areas and over different years: