There are over 600 species of moss in the UK, some of which are endangered and they come in all shapes and sizes! They provide a vital role in ecosystems and indicators of habitat quality. Using microscopes and ID keys we will learn to accurately identify species.
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.
10.00 Welcome, health and safety and introduction
10.15 Morning session
13.30 Afternoon session
15.50 Taking your interest further and course reviews
16.00 Course finishes
All timings are approximate. This is an outline programme and may be subject to change according to the weather, requirements of the group or access restrictions to field sites on the day of the course. Our courses include some classroom sessions but field visits may be a few hours long and involve walking over uneven ground.
Before You Attend
What to bring
- Sensible clothing for the weather
- Appropriate footwear
- Lunch and Drinks (refreshments are provided)