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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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Sphagnum rubellum

Sphagnum rubellum (Red Bogmoss) shown here with S. palustre for comparison. S. rubellum is much more delicate, with a stellate appearance when viewed from above. S. rubellum used to be regarded as a subspecies of S. capillifolium, but has been elevated to full species in the latest British list.

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Orthotrichum pallens

This relatively rare, small Orthotrichum was found by Sharon Pilkington, on a sycamore tree next to the road at Marfield Wetland Reserve and quarry site in North Yorkshire. The trees were covered with quarry dust.

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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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Didymodon tophaceus subsp. sicculus

Didymodon tophaceus subsp. sicculus was found growing on Lundy Island off the North Devon coast. It is new to Britain and amongst other characters is distinguished from subsp. tophaceus by its nerve being narrower and having shorter cells over the ventral surface. Peter Martin, May 2021

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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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Bryum alpinum

Surely the most beautiful cushion of Bryum alpinum ever seen! Found on the shores of Llyn Dulyn in Snowdonia in May 2021.

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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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Reboulia hemisphaerica

Reboulia hemisphaerica (Hemisphaeric liverwort, or Small Mushroom-headed liverwort), spotted in a rock crevice in a disused limestone quarry in the Brecon Beacons by Peter Martin. The stalked structures are the female receptacles that give the species its names.

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