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Hamatocaulis vernicosus

This image was captured by Sharon Pilkington in a flush in the Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, in August 2023, and shows the red patches at the base of the leaves beautifully. Its common name is the rather beautiful Varnished Hook-moss.

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Drepanoclados lycopodioides

A robust and handsome moss (its common name Large Hook-moss doesn't really do it justice). This specimen was photographed by Sharon Pilkington during a Petalwort survey in March 2023, growing in a dune slack at Braunton Burrows, Devon.

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100 Years of the British Bryological Society

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.

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Metzgeria pubescens

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.

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Field Bryology 130 now available

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.

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Bryum pallens

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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NMD sketch by Sam Hawkins

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A poem by Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill is a member of 26, a not-for-profit organisation for writers and anyone who believes in the power of words.

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Art by Teri Bartolo

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.

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