This introductory bryophytes course is a great place to start for those taking their first steps into the world of mosses, liverworts and hornworts.
Have you ever wondered what makes up the bright green carpets on rocks and trees? If you take a closer look, a diverse and prehistoric world is revealed. With over half of all European moss, liverwort and hornwort species present in the UK, there is so much to explore!
During this course, will gain a better understanding of this diverse group, all under the guidance of an engaging and knowledgeable expert in the field. You will learn about their biology and ecology and have ample time to explore your surrounding environment to find some specimens, learning valuable observational field identification tips. Mosses are a comparatively neglected group but they have much to offer, being at their best in winter and are sensitive to soil and habitat conditions.
Tutor: Pete HowarthPete Howarth Pete is the London Natural History Society bryophyte recorder, has studied bryophyte for over 10 years and has been an elected member of the Council of the British Bryological Society.
Knowledgeable tutor and opportunity to collect mosses in Wales.
Very skilled tutor who is an excellent teacher