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The chances are you’re bit like me, and don’t even notice the Site search facility on most websites, let alone use it. I just head straight for a Google search whenever I want to find something out. However, the new website has been organized with the site search in mind, and you might find it […]
David Holyoak’s long anticipated book on European Bryaceae has just been published and is available now from natural history booksellers. About this book The moss family Bryaceae includes 69 species occurring in western and central Europe and the islands of northern Macaronesia. Several of them are among the commonest and most widely distributed mosses of […]
Young capsules of Orthotrichum pulchellum (Elegant Bristle-moss) with their characteristic calyptrae with a dark tip and spots around the base. Notice also that the capsules are held well clear of the leaves which are slightly curled when dry like this.
Calling all regional recorders (and others!) Some of the vice-county pages are still looking a bit empty. Please send us your images – preferably with a label or caption – and we’ll upload the best. And any time you would like anything added to ‘your’ vice-county, again, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Scotland’s rainforest is one of our most precious habitats. It is as important as tropical rainforest, but even rarer. Yet few people in Scotland know it exists and fewer still know how globally significant it is. The BBS is a partner organisation in the Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest – a voluntary partnership of more than […]
Find out how to locate reports of past meetings. When a meeting report becomes available, it will be attached to the original event. In the Events system, you can use the Categories to filter events by year or by vice-county, to view all meeting reports for that year / vice-county. This replaces the old system […]
Researchers in the US have recently contacted the BBS to request help with finding specimens of Physcomitrium pyriforme. For the last 2 years they have been working on a research project on plant genome evolution using this species as a model organism. They have been running a citizen science program called PhyscoHunt, asking for the help […]
New year, new life: close-up of a young capsule of Ptychomitrium polyphyllum (Long-shanked pincushion).
Where to look for information on growing bryophytes The BBS are occasionally asked for advice on growing bryophytes, whether for a garden, roof, moss sculpture etc. Whilst this topic is not really our subject, we can offer the following suggestions: If you search the Internet you will find a few websites and books dedicated to […]
Part of a leaf of Mnium stellare (Starry thyme-moss) under a high power microscope. It is starting to show the blue colouration of the cells, typical of this species when the cells die.