Our first local meeting of 2018 will be held at the Mountsorrel and Rothley Meadows Nature Reserve on Saturday, 27 January. Meet in the car park on Little Lane (SK58351495) at 10.30 a.m. This is a relatively new Trust Reserve, and there are no bryophyte records for this site so far. The Reserve lies to the west of the river Soar and consists of a mosaic of wetland habitats including wet woodland, shallow pools, wet grassland and swamp created from arable land. For further information about the Reserve, see the LRWT website.
These meetings are open to everyone with an interest in bryophytes. The field meetings take as long as weather conditions allow, so it is always best to bring a packed lunch. Apart from weatherproof clothes, it is useful to bring a hand lens (x10 or x20) and some paper packets or small containers for collecting specimens. The BBS field guide (Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland: a Field-guide 2010) is very useful and can be downloaded from the BBS website. Please contact Uta (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07852 682 790), if would like to take part, and to organise car sharing.