Glamorgan Botany Group began life in 2013 with five well-attended excursions in the east of the county, which in the recent past has not been so intensively botanised as the west. In 2015, we will continue this focus - see our excursion programme for details.
Excursions generally involve chasing up historic sites, updating records for less common species, or simply visiting less-frequented areas to see what we can find. As well as generating species lists for the sites we visit (for input into national databases and Flora projects), we like to encourage the recording of additional details useful for continued monitoring, such as populations, precise locations and habitat notes.
The Group also provides a friendly forum for learning about botanical recording, including developing skills in plant identification, swapping tips for difficult species and groups, and learning more about the habitats found in the county. As such, we welcome everyone with an interest in plant recording to our excursions, whether beginner or expert.