|Feverfew, VC59, 3/1/2015|
Image: P. Gately
Yesterday saw Tim on BBC Radio Wales and me on BBC Radio Kent (both start ~90 minutes in), while Co-ordinator Ryan and local recorder Oisin were on BBC Radio Foyle (starts at 1 hr 45 mins) this afternoon.
They've all asked us to remind them about the Plant Hunt next year so their listeners can take part.
|White Dead-nettle, VC59, 3/1/2015|
Image: P. Gately
But the dataset we are starting to build up of what is in flower each New Year will become increasingly useful over time. So we hope that even more people will contribute next year.
Other scientific societies are running this story, as here on the Society of Biology/UK Plant Sciences Federation website And not just in Britain and Ireland: a French journalist contacted us about the Plant Hunt and you can click here to read it (in French, naturellement!)
But back to the plants we saw, and our first Plant Hunt prize-winner - watch out for the next post ;-)
Surely you had some better pics than these Louise?ReplyDelete
Peter, considering the awful grey weather you were out in that day, your pics are great! Well done and thanks so much for submitting records again this year.Delete
My comments referred to this blog: http://bsbipublicity.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/new-year-plant-hunt-evidence-of-climate.html They look like my pix!ReplyDelete
The Wild Flower Society has been doing both a last hunt in the last week of October and winter months hunts during December, January and February and the accumulated data there does, as I understand it, show that we find more and more species in flower each year. You do find more the more you do it though because you discover little warm spots where plants behave unusually. My early record for a flowering Ficaria verna (Lesser Celandine) is November 5th for example.ReplyDelete
Peter you are right about those little warm spots but even they couldn't help VC55 recorders - snow and frost resulted in around half the previous year's count! http://bsbivc55.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/new-year-plant-hunt-2015-big-freeze.htmlDelete