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Over the last 10 or 11 months we have been busy working with website design and development company, Castlegate IT based in York, to completely re-design the website and bring it up to date. The new website is compatible with smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers, and we hope that you will enjoy browsing some of the new pages, and perhaps rediscover some of the old – but often well tucked away – content.
Most of the page content has been transferred from the old website, but if there is something missing that you need, please let us know.
The new website has a Members only area which contains BBS referee details, all the Field Guide pages online and a link to Taylor & Francis online where you can access the current and past issues of Journal of Bryology.
One new feature of the website is a section with a page devoted to each species, with lots of information, links and images. Check out the Species pages from the new Species finder.
The website is still very much a work in progress, especially the new Species pages, so if you can contribute anything – photos, links, articles etc, please email us at email@example.com.
If you have the time, why not take on one or two species and send us some tips on identifying them, notes on their habitats and distribution, take a few pictures and provide links or any other information you can think of. Send us the content and we’ll format it and upload to the website. Please let us know beforehand if you’d like to do this, so that we can ensure there is no duplication of effort.
The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is having a significant impact on our lives and is likely to continue to do so over the coming months. The BBS is taking this threat seriously, and is prioritising the health and well-being of members, volunteers and any of the general public with whom we interact. Please see our Covid-19 guidelines for further information.
Introduction to Bryophytes
If you’ve ever been fascinated by the colourful and multi-textured array of mosses on a stone wall, stony ground or woodland floor, and wondered what they all are, then this section is for you. The Learning area of the website will introduce you to bryophytes and get you started identifying some of the common species around where you live.
Explore your area
…without even leaving the house. Many knowledgeable and experienced BBS members have contributed to the vice-county pages, describing what can be found in their local areas and giving hints and tips on places to visit. Read all about your vice-county before you head out.
The BBS Field Guide
This book is the only up-to-date, user-friendly guide to identifying British and Irish bryophytes in the field, with colour photos and drawings showing what species look like; notes on how to identify and to distinguish between similar species; and distribution maps and habitat notes, which will help you to decide whether you have correctly identified a plant.
Microlejeunea ulicina (Fairy Beads) and Metzgeria furcata, spotted by Peter Martin in a churchyard in South Gloucestershire, growing on a yew needle.Learn More
At present, no meetings are possible because of the Covid-19 situation, however we will resume local meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.See all our upcoming events
Summer Meeting 2021: Isle of Jura POSTPONED
Autumn Meeting 2021: North Wales
The dates are now set for this meeting. Please register your interest with the Local meeting secretary Margaret Crittenden firstname.lastname@example.org.
Physcomitrium sphaericumby Claire Halpin Enlarge Image
Schistidium crassipilumby Peter Martin Enlarge Image
Homalothecium sericeumby Claire Halpin Enlarge Image
Sphagnum subnitens subsp. subnitensby Claire Halpin Enlarge Image
Brachythecium rutabulumby Claire Halpin Enlarge Image
Diphyscium foliosumby Des Callaghan Enlarge Image
Pellia epiphyllaby Claire Halpin Enlarge Image
News from the British Bryological Society
10 April 2021
26 March 2021
13 March 2021