New Census Catalogue – Call for Records
A new Census Catalogue will be published in 2021 to replace the current 2008 edition and later interim versions. In the new CC, the bracketing date will be moved from 1960 to 1970, meaning that any taxon not recorded in a vice-county in the last 50 years will be bracketed. It will also adopt the names and taxonomic concepts to be published in the forthcoming British and Irish Checklist.
If you are a Regional Recorder, it is important that you submit any outstanding records to the Recording Secretary, Oli Pescott (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end of January 2021. If you are a member, please send your records to your Regional Recorder by the end of 2020. In either case, recorders submitting older records are encouraged to check potentially ambiguous names in their dataset before submission (e.g. are all records named Ulota crispa referring to the same taxon? Do your older records of Sphagnum fuscum need to be explicitly labelled as sensu lato? Etc.) New vice-county records and debracketings should continue to be sent to the Recorders for Liverworts and Mosses via the normal voucher system.