Hawkweeds of South East England


The latest in the series of BSBI Handbooks is coming soon! Hawkweeds of south-east England, BSBI Handbook No. 20, is due to be published in April 2020 but a special offer is open from now until 31st May.

You don't need to be a BSBI member to benefit from this special offer—it is available to everyone. Hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) are considered one of the trickiest groups of plants in Britain and Ireland, presenting a challenge to even the bravest botanist. BSBI Handbook No. 15 British Northern Hawkweeds by Rich and Scott brought identification of the northern members of this beautiful but difficult genus within reach and now Mike Shaw, Sussex-based hawkweed enthusiast, a BSBI member since 1988 and former BSBI County Recorder for West Sussex, hopes to do the same for the hawkweeds in his area.

In Hawkweeds of south-east England, Mike focuses on 58 species of hawkweed recorded in south-east England. He gives historical information, details of sites where you can see each of the species, notes on habitats and flowering times, a key to the eight hawkweed sections found in south-east England and identification tips to help you ID your hawkweed to species. Hawkweeds of south-east England is a 250 page, A4 full colour hardback book illustrated with more than 400 colour photographs, distribution maps and herbarium specimens.

The Handbook will retail at £35.00 but is offered until 31st May at the special price of £25.50 (excl. P and P). The quickest and easiest way to purchase your copy is to use the secure PayPal facility on the BSBI website.

Read more about this new BSBI Handbook in the flyer which includes an order form for anybody who needs to pay by cheque.

Peter Llewellyn April 1st 2020, updated June 1st 2020