This beginner course will give a brief introduction to mosses and what to look for in the field, followed by a short field visit on foot from the course location to collect samples. Observe their key features and practice the basics of identification using keys.

This course will make use of classroom-based learning, field work, and identification in the lab including microscope work.


Tutor: June Chatfield

Dr June Chatfield has had a lifelong interest in snails and is a Vice President of the Conchological Society of Great Britain and Ireland with a career as a college lecturer, museum curator, author and consultant. She has led snail courses at Juniper Hall since 1967. Dr June Chatfield has been made an OBE for services to conservation and natural history education.


  • ★★★★★

    Excellent (the tutor) was very helpful and provided the guidance needed when starting this area of study.

  • ★★★★

    Knowledgeable tutor and opportunity to collect mosses in Wales.

  • ★★★★★

    Very skilled tutor who is an excellent teacher