Atlas 2020 is the BSBI's third project to map the distribution of plants across all of the UK and Ireland. The first two atlases were published in 1962 and 2002, and the changes they illustrate over a 70-year period of recording make for fascinating, if all too often depressing, reading.
Many of the BSBI's members have spent much of their time over the last 10 years working their way across the nations, recording native and introduced plants growing in the wild on a systematic pattern based on the Ordnance Survey National Grid. Recording finished at the end of 2019, and the main task now is to validate records, analyse them and publish the findings. Meanwhile you can get a good idea of the current state of our plant life by clicking on the button below to see the maps provided on the BSBI's web database. The "printable" option gives you a cruder map, but more options for display of data, and you can restrict the map easily to one or a few counties.
In Hampshire, many people have submitted records over the last decade, and some have supplied many tens of thousands. The vice-county recorders would like to thank you all for your contributions. Now that the recording side is finished, we shall not be providing the detailed maps and listings that were on the old web site to help you in the recording process; but if you would like to see some statistics for the county, please click on the button below (not yet implemented).