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Feedback requested The BBS Field Guide has been a wonderful resource for beginning and improving bryologists since it was published in 2010. However, one complaint that has been levied against it, is that the lack of any microscope characters in the keys mean that some species simply cannot be keyed out – and also may […]
The Publications Committee is looking into the production of a second edition of Mosses and liverworts of Britain and Ireland: a field guide, originally published by the BBS in 2010. This will be a ‘light touch’ revision updating the nomenclature and maps, correcting any errors and including a greater range of drawings. As part of […]
Ray Woods has several copies of his 2006 book ‘The Mosses and Liverworts of Brecknock’ available for just the price of postage. You can find more details about the book on the VC42 Breconshire (Brecknock) page, along with an update to the species list produced by Graham Motley in 2014, which you can download. Note […]
Council vacancies As notified in the May 2021 issue of Field Bryology, there will be some vacancies for new officers and elected members on Council at the end of 2021. No nominations have so far been received for a new Membership Secretary and only one nomination for the two elected member vacancies. In normal times, […]
Cumulative Index of BBS Publications Version 17.1, May 2021 The latest version, 17.1 (May 2021) of the Cumulative Index is available for downloading from website www.lumiweb.com. The index covers all of the printed publications of the Society and the version includes entries from the Journal of Bryology, up to vol. 43 Part 1 (March 2021) and […]
The dates for the Autumn meeting at Plas Caerdeon in North Wales are now confirmed as 11 – 18th September 2021. See the Event post for further details and to register your interest.
The new Checklist of the Bryophytes of Britain and Ireland 2020 has now been published and is available online on the Taylor & Francis website. From March 12th, the checklist will be free to access for 3 months so will be available to non-members. Many taxa have been added to the bryophyte flora of Britain […]
The new BBS website launched officially on 8th March 2021.
Following consultation with the local secretary Fiona Cameron it has been decided (reluctantly) to postpone the BBS Summer meeting on the Isle of Jura once again. The limited healthcare facilities on the island and difficulties in getting accommodation (the island campsite has been closed for the year and sharing accommodation is not recommended at present) […]
David Holyoak’s long anticipated book on European Bryaceae has just been published and is available now from natural history booksellers. About this book The moss family Bryaceae includes 69 species occurring in western and central Europe and the islands of northern Macaronesia. Several of them are among the commonest and most widely distributed mosses of […]