Leaders: Robert Northridge, Joanne Denyer and Rory Hodd
Following the talks on bryophytes at the Irish Autumn Conference, this is a joint meeting of the BSBI and the BBS (British Bryological Society) to enable BSBI members to learn more about bryophytes in the field. The Correl Glen and Lough Navar Forest are among the richest areas for bryophytes in Northern Ireland. In particular, there is a lush and varied flora of oceanic bryophyte species present, in addition to well-developed communities of acidic to base-rich rockfaces, with a number of rare species known. Apart from mosses and liverworts there will be an opportunity to see some of the specialities of the north facing scarps and woodland: both filmy ferns, hay-scented buckler fern, green spleenwort, one-sided wintergreen and yellow mountain saxifrage are possibilities.
Meet at the car park at the entrance to Lough Navar Forest Park (GR H074547) at 10.30 on both days. Bring packed lunches and be prepared for some rough ground.
Please contact Robert Northridge on 0044 (0) 7734390289 or email him at email@example.com to book and for more information. Please leave your phone number in case you need to be contacted on the days of the trips.