Kent Botanical Recording Group
The group was formed in March 2010 for the purpose of being a focus for the recording of vascular plants in Kent by:
>> providing a means of contact and communication, open to all who are interested in botanical recording in Kent; and
>> liaising with and supporting other natural history organisations with relevant interests.
KBRG arranges field meetings and forwards records to the BSBI and the Kent and Medway Biological Records Centre.
The group has a target of completing a general county resurvey over the ten-year period from 2010.
>> Application for membership (rtf)
Rare Plant Register
The group’s initial priority for recording is the preparation of an up-to-date Kent rare plants register. The current list of plants to be covered by the register may be downloaded below.
>> RPR list, v. 8
>> RPR list, v. 8 with English names
The introduction to the register is available here.
>> RPR introduction (pdf 563KB)
The accounts of individual plants are to be issued as a series of drafts (see below), for feedback. Up-to-date information is needed about whether plants are still at old sites; whether numbers are increasing /decreasing; and what threats there may be.
Comments on how the drafts can be improved may be sent to Geoffrey Kitchener.
Drafts issued so far:
Plants which have been present in the county and would have qualified for the register, but which are no longer expected to be found, are listed below.
>> ’Probably extinct’ Kent plants list (Feb 2014)
Photo credits: Lorna Holland, Sue Buckingham & Alex Lockton