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Draft key to the Pottiales

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 […]

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Second edition of the Field Guide

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 […]

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Whixall Moss news

Long Term Monitoring Networks vegetation survey of Fenns, Whixall and Bettisfield Moss Past President Martin Godfrey and Council member Philippa Thompson have just returned from a week with Natural England assisting at a Long Term Monitoring Network (LTMN) vegetation survey of Fenns, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses, a lowland bog National Nature Reserve (NNR) that straddles […]

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The Mosses and Liverworts of Brecknock

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 […]

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Nominations for Council requested

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, […]

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New Cumulative Index of BBS Publications

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 […]

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Environmental Campaign Collaboration

A request for help from the Royal College of Art… We are a group of researchers, working at the Royal College of Art, who are running a campaign, in collaboration with Lucia Pietroiusti from the Serpentine Gallery’s Back to Earth Campaign to raise awareness about different species of moss. Our campaign aims to show the […]

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New LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs

Raised bogs are one of Wales’ rarest and most important habitats and, because of their environmental interest and importance, they are designated Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). The LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs project is the first national restoration programme for raised bogs and for any peatland habitat in Wales. This 4-year pioneering and ambitious project aims […]

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Autumn meeting 2021 dates confirmed

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.

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A new checklist of the bryophytes of Britain and Ireland

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 […]

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