New Year Plant Hunt

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2024 New Year Plant Hunt - you are helping us learn more about how our wild and naturalised plants are responding to a changing climate. Use the buttons below to find out more - and to register now for our next New Year Plant Hunt!

See the results

See where our plant-hunters ventured out across Britain and Ireland on our interactive map.

Check out our infographic showing the impact of the 2024 Hunt.

Read daily updates: here's our Day One summary, the Day Two summary and the Day Three summary.

Follow the New Year Plant Hunt on Twitter, on Instagram and join our NYPH Facebook group. You can also find us on BlueskyThreads and TikTok.

Thanks to the Support Team

The New Year Plant Hunt Support Team have been on hand throughout the Hunt to answer your questions and offer support.

On this year's Support Team: Bridget, James D, James H-M, Jo, Joni, Louise, Moira, Sarah & Tom.

Want to join the Support Team for 2025? Get in touch with us to find out more:

Next steps?

Let us help you take the next steps on your botanical journey! If you liked our Plant Hunt spotter sheet, remember to check out all our plant ID videos, crib sheets & photo galleries.

Fancy taking a short plant ID course this year? Check out what we can provide and what external organisations have on offer. You can also apply for one of our training grants to help cover the cost!

New Year Plant Hunt Resources

Download our New Year Plant Hunt spotter sheets: the Top Ten and the Top Twenty. They have ID tips to help you if you are just getting started with plant-spotting.

Check out our Group Hunts page where we list Group Hunts we know about across Britain & Ireland. Organising a Hunt in your area? Contact us at and tell us your plans so we can help you spread the word.

Read our helpful tips on how to plan your Hunt;  and check out our guidance on using the NYPH app to send us your records. Not sure what your plant is? No problem! With the NYPH recording app, you can upload a photograph and we'll try to identify it for you - check out these top tips to make sure you take the perfect plant photographs.

Not sure if your plant is wild or naturalised? A "weed" or a garden plant? Or what exactly all these terms mean? Our Definitions page may help!

Download our colourful New Year Plant Hunt flyer and help spread the word about the Hunt!

How do results compare across the years? 

For more about results 2014-23, including media coverage, blogposts, and our annual analyses of the data, please visit the New Year Plant Hunt archive. Or check out this poster which summarises results across the years.

Thank you!

Did you take part in the 2024 New Year Plant Hunt? Maybe you've been with us since the very first Hunt in 2012?

We'd like to say a huge thank you to all of you: you're helping us build up a clearer picture of how our wild and naturalised plants are responding to changes in autumn and winter weather patterns.

Dan spotted all these plants during one single Plant Hunt in Cornwall - can you match his total?