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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Mosses and Liverworts

  • Location: Rhyd-y-creuau
  • Tutor: Lucia Ruffino
  • Dates: Friday 23 February 2018 to Sunday 25 February 2018
  • Times: 04:15 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Beginners
  • NON-RESIDENT: £195

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This weekend is intended to provide a sound introduction to mosses and liverworts. It is suitable for beginners, and will also appeal to those who wish to revise their knowledge of mosses and liverworts before taking it further in an area which supports a rich and varied flora. Emphasis will be placed on identification, and individual help will be given at all levels, both in the field and in the laboratory. Snowdonia can be a damp place, but this does mean it provides an excellent range of habitats for mosses and liverworts, all within easy reach of the Centre. A detailed insight into the life of mosses and liverworts will be provided by lectures and discussion and by first-hand observation. This will be achieved by taking full advantage of field sites within easy reach of the Centre, and will be supported by evening work using microscopes. It will thus be possible, not only to develop skills in recognising species in the field, but also to confirm them by using keys for identification

Lucia Ruffino is a bryologist and free-lance botanical surveyor living and working in North Wales. Lucia’s botanical knowledge has developed over the years from an amateur background and she now specialises in NVC surveys in upland and peatland habitats.

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