This beginner to intermediate course will provide an introduction to one of the UK’s most important groups of plants – Sphagnum mosses. Sphagnum mosses have played a huge part in the development of peatlands across the UK and continue to fill an important ecological niche in these habitats and others. During this course, you will learn all about these fascinating plants and practice identifying them in the field.

Tutor: Calum Urquhart

Calum Urquhart is a field ecologist and wildlife guide with a lifelong interest in natural history spanning plants, bryophytes, birds, mammals, and many invertebrate groups; he delights in sharing these passions with others. He is also particularly interested in the wildlife and ecological restoration of upland and mountainous areas.