Thursday, 13 October 2016

Identifying mosses & liverworts: an introduction

Uta is repeating the beginner's course on bryophytes this year on 3-4 December. It is an excellent introduction to this widespread, varied and ecologically important group of plants.

Heath Star-moss, Campylopus introflexus, at Bagworth Heath
On Saturday, 3rd December, there is a taught course at the Botanic Garden, where you will be introduced to the wonderful world of bryophytes, including the use of the BBS identification key and how to use lenses and microscopes. You will also have the chance to explore different parts of the Botanic Garden to see some of the plants in their habitats.

On Sunday, 4th December, the class will meet in Charnwood Lodge Nature Reserve (details to be announced) and will spend the day exploring the rich flora of the area.

For further information about the course, download this leaflet in pdf format or in Word format. Although you cannot book a place on the course on-line just yet, if you are interested in the course, please email Uta.

The course is supported by the University of Leicester Botanic Garden and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Geoffrey

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