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Didymodon acutus

Didymodon acutus found in its characteristic habitat of exposed bare calcareous soil by Peter Martin on the November 2008 Border Bryologists' meeting at Backbury Hill, Herefordshire.

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Scapania lepida

Scapania lepida photographed by Dan Wrench on Mt.Kinabalu, Borneo, in 2006.

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Brachythecium mildeanum

Brachythecium mildeanum, photographed on trampled dry turf at the edge of a car park at the 2007 Northamptonshire Meeting.

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Sphagnum russowii

Sphagnum russowii photographed at the Autumn 2007 meeting at Whixall Moss

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Pottia starkeana

Pottia starkeana is an ephemeral moss of base rich disturbed ground. Photographed here by Des Callaghan from material collected at Minera mine during the BBS Spring meeting 2008.

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Brachythecium glareosum

Brachythecium glareosum, a not uncommon species of dry calcareous banks, photographed at Twywell gullet on the 2007 Spring meeting.

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Barbula unguiculata

Barbula unguiculata is a common and widespread plant of disturbed soil, but how many of us pay attention to the beautiful twisted peristome? Photographed by Des Callaghan from Gwynfryn quarry on the BBS Spring meeting.

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Racomitrium ericoides

An abundantly fruiting mat of Racomitrium ericoides, photographed on spoil from a disused slate quarry at the head of the Nant y Pandy valley, Denbeighshire, during the 2008 Spring Meeting

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Tortula freibergii

Tortula freibergii is a rare species with a rather disjunct British distribution, known first from East Sussex and later from the Cheshire/Lancashire/Yorkshire area. This photograph was taken by Des Callaghan from alongside the Trent and Mersey Canal.

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Cryphaea heteromalla

Cryphaea heteromalla is an epiphyte with a previously restricted distribution due to air pollution, but whose range is now rapidly expanding. Photographed on the Border Bryologists meeting at Croes Robert Wood, Monmouthshire.

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