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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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Using the Site Search

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 […]

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New book: European Bryaceae

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 […]

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Orthotrichum pulchellum

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.

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Vice-county images and information

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 webmaster@britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk. Thank you!

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