Saturday, 3 December 2016

Recording highlights from 2016

As the miserable weather settles on us and we enter the season of armchair botanising (at least for higher plants), I offer my reflections on what has been a very rewarding season. These highlights are based on exciting plants I've seen this year and range from new county records and new sites for county rare plants, to re-finds of plants thought potentially extinct in the county. I can think of many further delights I'd have liked to have included, but at least that leaves plenty of material for other posts. Do let me know if there's anything you'd like to share.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Atlas 2020 Coverage in V.C. 23

Botanists recording meadow resplendent with devil's-bit
scabious and the fruiting heads of saw-wort,
Otmoor SSSI, August 2016. Image by B. Spence
This is the first of what I intend to be a semi-regular update on progress with recording for the BSBI Atlas 2020 project in the vice county of Oxfordshire (V.C. 23). Perhaps it is a little dense for the blog's first post!