In light of Covid-19, the BSBI Trustees cancelled all BSBI field meetings after February 2020. The safety of members and others is most important. Leaders of BSBI local groups were asked to note that they could not run events under the BSBI name, and we couldn't advertise or offer support or insurance for those local group events.

Hopefully we'll be able to resume field meetings and events at some stage in 2021, but only when government guidance allows. Until restrictions are lifted, all planned events remain provisional. The BSBI Trustees continue to closely monitor the situation and will issue advice on changes as promptly as possible. In the meantime, if you choose to go out botanising individually or with a few others, you must 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 Hon Gen Sec Steve Gater.

England AGM

The first England Annual Meeting and AGM was held at the Natural History Museum in February 2020 and another is planned for 28th February 2021, to be held via Zoom. More info on our England Annual Meeting & AGM page.

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.

County Recorders' Annual Reports

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:

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.

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.


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