Border Bryologists. January to March 2013

Mark Lawley

12A Castleview Terrace, Ludlow SY8 2NG. Email:

Our meetings are to help beginners learn their mosses and liverworts, rather than high-powered recording sessions. All are on Sundays, and start at 10.30 a.m. Please bring sandwiches.

You may wish to bring with you a copy of the British Bryological Society’s Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland: a Field-guide (2010), files for which are also on-line at (or click on the book cover of the Field-guide on the left-hand side of the BBS web-site’s home page at and follow the links).

You are very welcome to suggest venues for future outdoor meetings; please include grid references and details for parking.

January 13th

Jonathan Sleath will lead us at Queens Wood near Ross-on-Wye, where a mixture of semi-natural and plantation woodland includes several small nature reserves owned by the Forestry Commission and managed by Herefordshire Nature Trust. There are only 24 records of bryophytes from the site, so there will be plenty new for us to find. Meet in the car park at (SO 678284).

February 17th

Flushes in Bilbatch on the Long Mynd (Bryum weigelii, etc.) require our attention. Park at SO 421954.

March 17th

Meet with the Worcestershire Moss Group in the car park at Swinyard Hill (SO 766381) to explore the north-east corner of Castlemorton Common and the southern Malvern Hills.

Contact Mark Lawley for more information

Mark Lawley, 12A Castleview Terrace, Ludlow SY8 2NG. Email: