Accessing Data

Accessing plant records of Shropshire can be done in a number of ways:

1) Download the Excel spreadsheet from the Botanical Society Dropbox folder

2) Interrogate the National Biodiversity Network Atlas (NBN Atlas)
All our records are uploaded to the NBN Atlas, which allows users to interrogate species records and download distribution maps.  You can just select the data submitted from SEDN (Shropshire Ecological Data Network), which we know has been verified by the VC County Recorder, but there will be other records on there which have arrived by different routes.

3) Search the Distribution Database (DDb) of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI)
The DDb is primarily intended as a research tool for county-recorders, referees and other specialist users and you need will need to request access from Kevin Walker.  The public access BSBI maps provides a summarised view of the same data.