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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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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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