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New Year Plant Hunt

The sixth Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland New Year Plant Hunt will take place between 1st - 4th January 2017. They want you will join them to find out which wild or naturalised plants are in bloom at New Year across Britain & Ireland. Their new app makes it really easy to take part!

How to Take Part

The rules are simple to try to keep data comparable between different areas and over different years:

1. Pick one day between Sunday 1st and Wednesday 4th January 2017, when the weather is decent enough to record in.

2. Record wild and naturalised plants (but not planted or garden species) in flower. Please check plants are actually flowering – that catkins are open, that grasses have open florets, stigmas or anthers on show etc.

3. Record for up to 3 hours (you can “stop the clock” for tea-breaks and comfort stops!). You can contribute as many different lists as you like from different areas as long as you don’t exceed the 3 hour limit for each new list.

4. Send us details of what you saw with photos if possible please: tell us which species you recorded (we can help with identification if you are stuck!), what your name is, and where and when you saw the plants in flower.

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