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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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Microlejeunea ulicina

Microlejeunea ulicina (Fairy Beads) and Metzgeria furcata, spotted by Peter Martin in a churchyard in South Gloucestershire, growing on a yew needle.

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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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New website launch

The new BBS website launched officially on 8th March 2021.

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Summer meeting on Jura postponed

Following consultation with the local secretary Fiona Cameron it has been decided (reluctantly) to postpone the BBS Summer meeting on the Isle of Jura once again.  The limited healthcare facilities on the island and difficulties in getting accommodation (the island campsite has been closed for the year and sharing accommodation is not recommended at present) […]

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Cephalozia curvifolia

Cephalozia curvifolia (rustwort), previously known as Nowellia curvifolia, is even more beautiful close up, with its concave leaves and long pincer-like lobes - and that amazing colour.

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Image galleries

Tips on viewing image galleries The new website makes extensive use of image galleries, like this one from the Calliergonella cuspidata species page: Whenever you see a gallery of images like this, you can click on any of the images to open it in a larger window (this is called a lightbox). You can then […]

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Accessing the Members Area

Existing members with an email address If you were a member of the BBS at the time of the new website launch in March 2021, then we will have created a user profile for you automatically. In order to access the Members area of the website, all most people will need to do is to […]

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