England

In light of Covid-19, the BSBI Trustees have recently decided to cancel all remaining BSBI field meetings for 2020. We are really sorry about this but our members’ safety is most important. Leaders of BSBI local groups should note that they cannot run events under the BSBI name, and we can't advertise or offer support or insurance for those local group events.

Hopefully we'll be able to resume field meetings and events as usual in 2021 (assuming government guidance allows). In the meantime, if you choose to go out botanising individually or with a few others, we urge you to ensure you follow all current government guidance around social distancing and other Covid-19 prevention measures, as well as more general safe practices for field work. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Head of Ops.

England Red List

The Red Data List for England assesses, for the first time, the current state of England’s flora measured against standardised IUCN criteria. Almost one in five species is assessed as threatened.

The first issue of English Botanical News (May 2020) has now been published! You can view or download this first issue and all subsequent issues from the English Botanical News webpage.

England AGM

The first England AGM was held at the Natural History Museum in February.

County Recorders' Annual Reports

*NEW* Every year we ask County Recorders to summarise the most interesting and exciting news from their vice-counties in fewer than 250 words. Here are the Annual Reports for 2019 from England. See also:

This version contains these minor corrections or view the raw data as an Excel spreadsheet.

Read about the launch on our News & Views blog.

The State of Nature report 2019 has been published. Find out more here or download the SoN summary for England.

Reports

Critically endangered archaeophytes in England, 2012: a report by Kevin Walker, BSBI Head of Science, and David Pearman