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This section of the website is aimed at people who are interested in getting out into the field and recording what they see. Here you will find lots of information, from how to find out what you might see in various different parts of the Britain and Ireland, to how to get involved with recording wherever you may be – and what to do if you think you’ve found something rare, or a bit different. There is also a section here for new Regional Recorders – or those who are considering becoming a Regional Recorder – to help you understand what is involved.
If you’re relatively new to bryology, and interested in getting more involved and contributing to our knowledge of bryophytes, there is no better way to do this than to start recording the species that you see.
Use our vice-county map to start exploring your local area, or check out places to go whilst on holiday in some other area of the country. Many of the vice-county pages contain a wealth of information written by local bryologists with links to other useful websites or resources.
Recording ‘cards’ are available in various formats as described on this page. Some are also downloadable here.
Some guidelines on what to do when you find a species new to your area.
Regional Recorders are appointed by the Society to receive and validate species and site records collected in their or region by individual bryological recorders and forward them at intervals to the Recording Secretary for inclusion in the BBS database.