The New Year Plant Hunt app is very easy to use - it allows us to process your finds quickly so that they appear immediately on the results page.
The app can be used on your phone while you're out in the field or on your computer once you're back home.
To keep everyone's list comparable we ask that you limit your recording to a maximum of three hours and to follow these instructions.
Even if you’re planning to use your phone to record your finds, 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!
If you are using the app on your 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 record while offline. Check that everything is working before you leave the house.
Using the app on your 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 phone and it’s very user-friendly!or
Use a notebook to record your list and enter the records on the website once you're home.
If you didn’t use the app while you were out in the field, send the records using the web version of the form once you’re back home and have thawed out!
Sit back with a hot drink, share your success on social media and give yourself a big pat on the back: you’ve just contributed to a major citizen science project and helped BSBI learn more about how our wild and naturalised plants are responding to changing weather patterns. Thank you!
If you run into any problems, you can email the NYPH team at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 07725 862957. We'll be here throughout the hunt, ready to help you.