Learn to identify common woodland bryophytes (mosses) and try out novel identification keys, as part of an OPAL research study. No prior experience needed. There will also be an opportunity to learn to recognise species in the field, with a walk around the reservoir.
Bryophytes play a major ecological role in a range of habitats, particularly woodlands, and are therefore a key feature of the National Vegetation Classification. They are also a fascinating and often overlooked group of plants and Britain is particularly important for its bryophyte diversity, as it has more than half the species in the European flora.
Sessions are free and held on campus. Places are limited so you are advised to book quickly. To book a session, please email OPAL Community Scientist Alison Smith with your preferred date (options below) and full name to firstname.lastname@example.org
1.30 - 4.30 pm, Sat 1st Dec
9.00 am - 12.00 noon, Mon 3rd Dec
10.00 am - 1 pm, Tues 11th Dec