Thursday, 9 January 2014

New Year's Plant Hunt - the results

Tim Rich has just finished collating Plant Hunt records from across Britain and Ireland - see his results here 
Sonchus asper seen by Diane in Ratby -
only S. oleraceus seen in the city
Image: D. Mattley

And the winners - not that this was a competition ;-) are (pause for drum-roll):

With 66 species each - it was a tie between Tim Rich's team in Cardiff and the fabulous VC55 team! Well done, everybody. Tim accepted 66 of our records - see note here as to his criteria for selection - and I should point out that he had far fewer people on his team in Cardiff than we did in Leicester. So Tim is the real winner, I think - most species per recorder per VC and he got us all out enjoying botany in mid-winter.

Looking forward to next year's Plant Hunt, but first - a year of botany in VC55, kicking off with our meeting on 18th January in Hambleton, Rutland to look at cryptogams. Assemble at 12 noon as near as possible to Hambleton Church - parking on nearby road verge around grid ref SK 900 075. As always, contact me if any queries or if you need, or can offer, a lift from Leicester. A lift is also available from Sutton Bonington.

And again - well done, VC55!

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We have set up a doodle to arrange car sharing: just indicate if you would like to come and leave a note if you can offer or need a lift. 

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