This is the seventh year of the New Year Plant Hunt. More and more people are taking part each year. We have simplified the recording form this year. This will let us process your finds quickly so that they appear immediately on the results page.
The recording form can be used online on our web page or on your mobile phone.
Please remember that, to keep everyone's list comparable we ask that you limit your recording to a maximum of three hours. More details here.
If you are using the recording form on your mobile phone, download the form by visiting the page before you set out (while you still have a strong internet connection). You'll then be able to continue to use the form offline.
Once you're out in the field you can use the mobile version of the recording form to store your records until you get back home.
Once you’re back at home or in range of an internet connection, it should be quick and easy to upload your records from your phone.
Using the recording form on your mobile phone means that you can record your New Year Plant Hunt finds as you walk. You’ll be able to add photos and automatically include accurate grid-references using your phone's GPS. The recording form was designed for use on a mobile phone and it’s very user-friendly!
Before you set out, while you still have a good network connection make sure that the recording form is accessible from you phone.
We recommend that you take a pencil and notebook or a BSBI recording card with you as a backup. If the app doesn't work properly for you once you’re out in the field then it would be frustrating if you couldn't record your finds!
Important: Last year we used installable mobile apps for the 2017 Plant Hunt. We've ironed out a few wrinkles since then so please don't reuse last year's app your records won't reach us that way!
Another option is to use the website version of the recording form to enter all your records once you get home from your New Year Plant Hunt.
Copy the records from your paper list or BSBI recording card into the form.
If you run into any problems, you can email us at email@example.com or phone us on 07725 862 957.