15th May: Strong colonies of Water Whorl Grass Catabrosia seen in a feeder stream of the River Avon near Bisterne on a botanical meeting to survey some private land.
12th May: Records of Dragon Arum Dracunculus and Italian Cranesbill Geranium maccrorhizum in woodland on the western side of Hollybrook Cemetery.
12th May: St Georges Mushroom Calocybe gambosum seen at last and no doubt encouraged by the recent rains. Seen at Hollybrook Cemetery. More seen on the 13th at Warsash Common.
11th May: Only two spikes of Early Purple Orchid at Standing Hat, Brockenhurst near Balmer Lawn this year but there have been reports of good numbers of this orchid elsewhere.
10th May: Widespread flowering of Bluebell at last with fine displays at Stoke Park Wood, Bishopstoke.
7th May: First Hawthorn seen in bloom this year at Monks Brook Greenway, also some Wild Bluebell surviving in the north of this greenway.
6th May: A colony of Compact Brome Anisantha madritensis on gravelly ground by a quay at Ocean Terminal, Southampton.
5th May: Large naturalised colony of Few-flowered Garlic Allium paradoxum on Southampton Common along bank by northern end of HIghfield Road.
3rd May: Two patches of the shrub Red Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia found in pine woodland at St Catherine's Hill, Christchurch.
29th April: A double-flowered variety of Marsh Marigold seen at Miller's Pond, Sholing.
27th April: A very unusual record of the red-veined form of Wood Dock Rumex sanguineus var. sanguineus at Newlands Copse, Roydon Woods. Seen on the Field Meeting.
25th April: A colony of several 'double-flowered' or 'flore pleno' Lesser Celandine at Lordswood Greenway along the stream between Oakwood Drive and Dunvegan Drive. Three Amalanchier lamarckii (June Berry) trees in bloom in Dale Valley, Shirley.
24th April: An excellent display of Wood Anemone in undisturbed woodland within Glenfield School, Bitterne. Spring Starflower Tristagma uniflora naturalised at Mousehole Lane, Midanbury. Purple Toothwort in flower near Cutbush Lane Pond.
21st April: Bog Beacon Mitrula paludosa seen at Knightwood Inclosure in the New Forest. More seen on the field meeting at Roydon Woods on 27th April.
20th April: Both Cow Parsley and Ramsons recorded as starting to flower in the Botley area.
19th April: Blinks Montia fontana in flower at Warsash Common but the blackthorn here is still in very tight bud, this is very late.
17th April: Some Goldilocks Ranunculus auricomus, not yet in bloom, noted at Manor Farm Country Park. Also the lichen Normadina pulchella and the moss Orthotrichum pulchellum noted here.
14th April: Wild Tulip very late and still not quite in flower at the Redlynch site. However quite a lot of species now in bloom in the Standlynch Down and Cheyney's Wood areas of Wiltshire, including Early Dog Violet, Sweet Violet, Moschatel, Ground Ivy, Yellow Archangel, Primrose, Cowslip, apparently wild Daffodil and Butcher's Broom.
13th April: Self-sown Lodgepole Pine Pinus contorta and possibly bird-sown Flowering Current Ribes sanguineum at Hawkhill Inclosure in the New Forest. Lungwort Pulmonaria longifolia now in flower at Exbury.
7th April: Some mistletoe found on a birch tree, an unusual host in our experience, at central Warsash.
2nd April: Bulbous Buttercup in flower at Lordswood Road, near Sports Centre.
1st April: Wood Anemone in flower at Lower Swanwick.
26th March: Naturalised Lungwort Pulmonaria sp. seen at Bunny Hill, Sholing Valley and at Botley Road, Netley Common. Some more seen at Dunkirk Road, Lords Wood on 2nd April.
24th March: Both False Morel Gyromitra and Bog Beacon Mitrula up at Lords Wood - see Field Meeting Reports.
20th March: Some Fingered Saxifrage Saxifraga tridactylites noted at a new site at Whites Road, Bitterne.
19th March: Most vegetation growth and flowering about three weeks behind normal but Alexanders noted in bloom at Northam Bridge and also the long established naturalised Glory-of-the-snow Chionodoxa at Sailors Lane, Corhampton also now in flower.
10th March: A swarm of at least 40 Scarlet Elf-cup Sarcoscypha sp. seen under sallows at Swanwick Reserve. It's a good year for this fungus.
9th March: The interesting moss Tortella tortuosa found on the north side of Netley Abbey. Also a liverwort discovered on old mortar on the ruins - this could have be Cephaloziella that is new to Hampshire if confirmed. This liverwort was later confirmed as a first for Hampshire - Cephaloziella baumgartneri.
4th March: Another Norway Spruce Picea abies found self-sown at Hawkhill Inclosure in the New Forest.
1st March: First male sallow Salix cinerea catkins seen in bloom at Ashlett Creek near Fawley.
24th February: An unusual record of Norway Spruce Picea abies self-sown (this species rarely self-sows) at Ocknell Sling, New Forest and growing inside a hawthorn bush. Also an unusual grass Anemanthele lessoniana identified at Barton Common.
20th February: Some mosses and lichens more typical of the New Forest found on oak trees in the old woodlands at Manor Farm Country Park including lichens Pertusaria hymenea, P.amara and Schistmatomma decolorans and the moss Isothecium myosurioides.
20th February: The interesting seaweed Bostrychium scorpioides seen on sea-purslane stems at Bunny Meadows below Swanwick. Also mosses such as Bryoerythrophyllum recurvirostrum and Rhynchostegium murale on walls by coastal foot path below Swanwick shore.
20th February: Short-styled Dog Rose Rosa stylosa found east of Barnfield at Manor Farm Country Park and another one at Blundell Lane, Bursledon. Cherry Plum widely coming into bloom despite cold weather. Coltsfoot in flower at Swanwick too.
19th February: Scarlet Elf-cup Sarcoscypha seen in a woodland garden at Fair Oak.
17th February: At Redlynch, just over into Wiltshire, the Asarabacca Asarum europaeum already in flower.
15th February: Whitlow-grass Erophila now in bloom in central Bitterne.
14th February: An unusual pine found apparently self-sown among gorse and bramble at Hamble Shore. Later identified as Bishop Pine Pinus muricata - a native of California. Also a large colony of Wall Pennywort discovered at Green Lane, Hamble.
11th February: A characteristic winter-fruiting small, brown toadstool called Tubaria furfuracea seen on Southampton Common near the subway.
7th February: Cow Parsely in bloom out of season at Hum Hole. The naturalised Cyclamen cuom by Bitterne Road East in flower too plus Lesser Celandine in flower there.
5th February: The Glue Fungus Hymenochaete corrugata reported at Fair Oak today.
2nd February: Sweet Violet seen in good bloom at Peartree Green.
27th January: Lesser Celandine in bloom at Fleming Park and at North End Nature Reserve, both in Eastleigh, and Bulbous Buttercup out at Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh.
27th January: A few fungi about but much Upright Coral Ramaria stricta seen at Stoneham and Jew's-ear Auricularia auricula-judae at Shirley; the latter at St John's Road, Netley Hill the following day.
20th January: The weather has turned very cold and no reports since 10th January.
10th January: Another very early Lesser Celandine seen in bloom - this time at Thornhill Park Road.
5th January: Hogweed in bloom out of season at Peartree Green and two yellow dung-flies on it.
5th January: Discovery of the rare lichen Teloschistes chrysophthalmus (a UK BAP Priority species)port and on an apple tree at Peartree Green. This species has recently been found in Brighton, at Gosport and two sites on the Isle of Wight.
5th January: Two plants of Wallflower (not in boom) found in the unstable gravel cliffs at Hamble Cliff.
4th January: Fool's Parsley in flower at Woolston and Spotted Medick in bloom at Platform Road near the docks. Winter Agaric fungus Flammulina velutipes at Bitterne Manor Park.
1st January: Hazel in full bloom already by A33 at Otterbourne.