Please note: Following a decision by the Curracag Committee to streamline their online presence an announcement was made at the AGM on 8th February 2017 that this forum will be closing. The date of closure will be the 28th February. All discussion will now take place on the Curracag Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/curracag

If you are particularly interested in birds, in light of the Curracag decision, Outer Hebrides Birds has totally re-vamped their website and will now contain details of sightings, photographs, discussion and a number of resources for birds and birding in the Outer Hebrides. Please head to Outer Hebrides Birds where sign up/registration for users is open. As well as sign up using traditional methods OHB also have the facility for you to sign up/sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account.

Introduction to Mosses & Liverworts

News about wildlife-related events in the Outer Hebrides.
Post Reply
christinej
Curracag Member
Curracag Member
Posts: 117
Joined: 05 Jun 2012, 07:54

Introduction to Mosses & Liverworts

Post by christinej » 29 Nov 2013, 13:35

If you had thought that biological recording stopped in the winter, we have good news for you. The bird watchers might be out in all weathers but for the less hardy (and more sensible) souls there are still plenty of activities for fine winter days.
The fungi season continues all year, albeit in a rather low key fashion during the winter, but now is the time when the bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) come into their own.
In Scotland there are just under 1,000 species of moss and liverwort, some 87% of the UK total. In international terms, Scotland has more than 60% of the European bryophyte flora, including some endemics.
These are beautiful and fascinating plants and well worth a closer look.

We have persuaded Patrick Hughes to lead a field trip to introduce us the common species and explain the principles of identification.
The Introduction to Mosses and Liverworts walk will take place on

Saturday 7 December 10.00am – behind 12 Griminish, Benbecula.

12 Griminish is the first house to the east of St Marys Church (on that side of the road).
There is space for about 4 cars at the house and any remaining can park at St Marys Church.

As usual if in doubt about the weather please check the website/facebook for an up-date or you can telephone me on 01870 610758.

Wellies and waterproofs would be a good idea and a hand lens if you have one.

Look forward to seeing on there.

Christine
OHBR Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Outer-He ... 545?ref=hl

Outer Hebrides Biological Recording
https://www.ohbr.org.uk

christinej
Curracag Member
Curracag Member
Posts: 117
Joined: 05 Jun 2012, 07:54

Re: Introduction to Mosses & Liverworts

Post by christinej » 06 Dec 2013, 09:03

The weather forecast is for strong winds and rain.
The event has therefore been postponed until Saturday 14 December.

christinej
Curracag Member
Curracag Member
Posts: 117
Joined: 05 Jun 2012, 07:54

Re: Introduction to Mosses & Liverworts

Post by christinej » 12 Dec 2013, 15:00

We have been defeated by the weather once again.
We will try again in January and I will post details as soon as we have a confirmed date.

Christine
OHBR

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest