The BSBI Nationally
The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland is a society for
anyone with an interest in the flowering plants and other vascular
plants (conifers, ferns, horsetails and their relatives) in Britain.
It is open to professionals and amateurs. It can trace its origins back
nearly 170 years, and remains the biggest and most active organization
in Britain and Ireland.
- The Society publishes The New Journal of Botany, a scientific journal, twice yearly.
- A newsletter, BSBI News, appears three times a year and keeps
members up to date on Society news and discoveries in the plant world.
- Field meetings are held throughout Britain and Ireland, and abroad.
- The BSBI produces a superb series of identification handbooks, and
other publications on the distribution, taxonomy and biology of plants.
- The Society organises occasional conferences, and supports a
programme of botanical training courses.
- Members are invited and encouraged to take part in national and
local recording projects.
- Members receive copies of The New Journal of Botany and BSBI News.
- BSBI publications are available to members at a discount. Other
botanical works are often available at special pre-publication prices.
- Members have access to the BSBI's national network of Recorders,
who hold information about their local areas; and Referees, who
are experts (often world authorities) in particular groups of plants and
will help with identification of specimens.
- A range of useful information resources is available through
the Society's web site.
Visit the Society's
national Web site
for more information, news, and details of membership.