This is the seventh year of the New Year Plant Hunt and, each year, more and more people are taking part. To process your records quickly and to follow live progress we use a recording app.
The recording form can be used online on our web page or on your mobile phone.
Where you go is entirely up to you, but please remember that, to keep everyone's list comparable we ask that you limit your recording to a maximum of three hours.
If you're planning to use the mobile app then please install it on your phone, while you still have a strong internet connection at home. Open the app and log in using your iRecord username and password. Once you're out in the field you can use the app to store your records without needing a mobile internet connection. Remember to upload your records from the app once you're back home or in range of an internet connection.
Whichever option you choose, you'll need to know your iRecord username and password.
Our recording form is designed to work on your mobile phone. This will let you record your New Year Pant Hunt records as you walk and makes it easy to add photos and to automatically include accurate grid-references using your phone's GPS.
Before you set out, while you still have a good network connection make sure that the recording form is accessible from you phone.
Visit nyph.bsbi.org/app to open the recording page (and, importantly, to make sure that page is stored locally on your device).
We think the app will work well, but please also take a pencil and notebook or a BSBI recording card with you as a backup. If the app doesn't work properly for you 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. Please don't reuse last year's app your records won't reach us that way!
If you've already been out recording or are planning a New Year Plant Hunt then thank you!
The next step is to enter your list of finds on the website. The button below links to our recording form, which is similar to the mobile app but optimised to work as a web page.