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Guide to common bryophilous fungi

BBS member George Greiff has become fascinated by bryophilous fungi over the last couple of years, and is keen to get other bryologists out there looking. He has written a couple of articles in Field Bryology and is putting together a guide to some of the more common bryophilous fungi you might see. We are hosting […]

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A new home for the Cumulative Index

As many members will know, for many years, Phil Stanley has maintained an index to the contents of the main BBS publications: Field Bryology, Journal of Bryology, the Field Guide and others. He publishes this index along with other publication-related information on his website www.lumiweb.com. Earlier this year, Phil approached the BBS Council to see […]

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2024 International Botanical Congress in Madrid

Updated information about the 2024 International Botanical Congress in Madrid Earlier this year it was announced that due to the pandemic the next International Botanical Congress will be delayed one year and held in Madrid, Spain, in July 2024. The dates for the rescheduled Botanical Congress are as follows: Nomenclature Section, July 15-19, 2024 Congress, […]

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New Species name dictionary files

Dr Phil Stanley has generated new dictionary files corresponding to the 2020/2021 species checklists for the UK and Europe. These can be used in Microsoft Word and similar applications to check the spelling of the new species names. The files can be downloaded from the Resources area, on the Checklists page. They will download as […]

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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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