The Sussex Botanical Recording Society is a group of botanists who study and record the distribution of wild plants in the counties of East and West Sussex.
Our members are involved in a range of local and national projects. We also carry out surveys of areas of conservation interest for farmers and landowners.
Since early 2005 we have been involved in a major project whose aim is to record the vascular plants present in all tetrads in Sussex (of which there are just over 1000) in order to produce a New Sussex Flora. Recording is nearing completion and we hope to publish the flora within the next two to three years.
We have contacts with organisations such as the Sussex Wildlife Trust and East and West Sussex County Councils. We also contribute records to the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre at Woods Mill. We maintain close links with the Botanical Society of the Britain and Ireland via the county recorders for East Sussex and West Sussex who are members of our committee.
Field Meetings & Publications
Each year we hold between 10 and 12 field meetings and two indoor meetings. The field meetings are held in all parts of East and West Sussex. Most are to perform botanical surveys but some concentrate on particular plant groups and aim to improve members’ knowledge.
As a result of work by our members we have produced a number of publications including the Sussex Scarce Plant Register and the journal, Sussex Botany, which contains articles on topics of botanical interest in Sussex.
We can undertake botanical surveys either as individuals or as a larger group. More information is available on the contacts page.
We welcome new members who have an interest in taking an active part in recording the distribution of wild plants in Sussex.
Please check our contacts page for further information on joining the SBRS, arranging a botanical survey or submitting botanical records.