Lessons From Learning Bryophytes

As readers of this blog will probably know, I have been saying for literally years now that I want to get more to grips with bryophytes and that that year will be the year.Well 2018 has been the year that I have made real progress! As a lover of insects and vascular plants, walking outside in the winter can sometimes be disheartening for me. But then I discovered bryophytes (mosses and liverworts), plants that are not only more visible in autumn and winter, but grow best in these times too! So far I have recorded 78 species of bryophyte in 2018. Along with going through most of my backlog of specimens (leaving the sphagnums alone!), I have now brought my total to 97 species recorded in Britain. I wonder what my 100th species will be?

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