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New Cumulative Index of BBS Publications

Cumulative Index of BBS Publications Version 17.1, May 2021 The latest version, 17.1 (May 2021) of the Cumulative Index is available for downloading from website www.lumiweb.com. The index covers all of the printed publications of the Society and the version includes entries from the Journal of Bryology, up to vol. 43 Part 1 (March 2021) and […]

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Environmental Campaign Collaboration

A request for help from the Royal College of Art… We are a group of researchers, working at the Royal College of Art, who are running a campaign, in collaboration with Lucia Pietroiusti from the Serpentine Gallery’s Back to Earth Campaign to raise awareness about different species of moss. Our campaign aims to show the […]

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New LIFE for Welsh Raised Bogs

Raised bogs are one of Wales’ rarest and most important habitats and, because of their environmental interest and importance, they are designated Special Areas of Conservation (SACs). The LIFE Welsh Raised Bogs project is the first national restoration programme for raised bogs and for any peatland habitat in Wales. This 4-year pioneering and ambitious project aims […]

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Autumn meeting 2021 dates confirmed

The dates for the Autumn meeting at Plas Caerdeon in North Wales are now confirmed as 11 – 18th September 2021. See the Event post for further details and to register your interest.

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A new checklist of the bryophytes of Britain and Ireland

The new Checklist of the Bryophytes of Britain and Ireland 2020 has now been published and is available online on the Taylor & Francis website. From March 12th, the checklist will be free to access for 3 months so will be available to non-members. Many taxa have been added to the bryophyte flora of Britain […]

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Summer meeting on Jura postponed

Following consultation with the local secretary Fiona Cameron it has been decided (reluctantly) to postpone the BBS Summer meeting on the Isle of Jura once again.  The limited healthcare facilities on the island and difficulties in getting accommodation (the island campsite has been closed for the year and sharing accommodation is not recommended at present) […]

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Image galleries

Tips on viewing image galleries The new website makes extensive use of image galleries, like this one from the Calliergonella cuspidata species page: Whenever you see a gallery of images like this, you can click on any of the images to open it in a larger window (this is called a lightbox). You can then […]

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Accessing the Members Area

Existing members with an email address If you were a member of the BBS at the time of the new website launch in March 2021, then we will have created a user profile for you automatically. In order to access the Members area of the website, all most people will need to do is to […]

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Using the Site Search

The chances are you’re bit like me, and don’t even notice the Site search facility on most websites, let alone use it. I just head straight for a Google search whenever I want to find something out. However, the new website has been organized with the site search in mind, and you might find it […]

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New book: European Bryaceae

David Holyoak’s long anticipated book on European Bryaceae has just been published and is available now from natural history booksellers. About this book The moss family Bryaceae includes 69 species occurring in western and central Europe and the islands of northern Macaronesia. Several of them are among the commonest and most widely distributed mosses of […]

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