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The following text was written by the President, Liz Kungu, for the BBS’ Centenary Year, and was featured on the website Home page for most of the year.
This unmistakeable, pale green, furry liverwort (common name Downy Veilwort) was one of many beautiful bryophytes photographed during the 2023 BBS Autumn meeting on Ben Lawers.
For those members whose post is delayed, or who live abroad, the latest issue of Field Bryology is now available in the Publications section of the website (https://www.britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk/publications/field-bryology). Please note that you will need to be logged in to view this issue. The 2 most recent issues are available to members only.
Bryums have a bad reputation for being tricky to identify, but this specimen of B. pallens (Pale Thread Moss) growing on rocks by a reservoir on Ben Lawers didn't pose too much of a problem thanks to it's salmon-pink colour and distinctly concave leaves. Seen here growing with Bryum pseudotriquetrum and the liverwort Blasia pusilla with it's characteristic gemmae.
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Teri Bartolo is a Glasgow based, Australian artist and jeweller. She completed a BA in Fine Arts in Sculpture at RMIT University in 2017 followed by a Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at Melbourne Polytechnic in 2019.
Calling all artists – professional or amateur, adult or child. After the photography competition, to continue the theme of celebrating the BBS Centenary with images, it has been decided to host an art gallery on the BBS website. We would love to receive pictures of your work, with or without explanatory text, to post on […]
This beautiful image of the fringed calyptrae of Encalypta ciliata (Fringed Extinguisher-moss) was taken by Clare Shaw on the BBS meeting on Ben Lawers in 2023 (after the Centenary AGM). It is quite a feat to get everything looking so sharp, especially the cilia!
I originally qualified as an architect and, based on Skye, have been exploring our evolving cultural engagement with the land and the natural world. My work is informed by scientific, archeological and cultural knowledge and I seek to highlight these deep roots, to make work of contemporary relevance and importance. Through exploring the relationship between […]