Course: A Beginners Guide to Mosses

Field Studies Council

Margam Discovery Centre, Port Talbot, South Wales
Friday 25th October 2019 - Sunday 27th October 2019 01639 895636

Cost: From £180

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

A weekend course based in the grounds of Margam Country Park that will introduce the principles of moss identification for the beginner focusing on the larger and most common species and where to look for them. Fieldwork will be followed up with the use of microscopes to look at features more closely. The ecological characteristics of the moss species will be pointed out. A good group of plants to study in winter.

Dr June Chatfield has a long interest in mosses and liverworts and is a member of the British Bryological Society and a Fellow of the South London Botanical Institute. She has worked as a college lecturer and museum curator and knows this area well from her time as Assistant Keeper in Zoology at the National Museum of Wales. She is the author of How to Begin the Study of Mosses and Liverworts published by the British Naturalists Association in 2008. She now lives in Hampshire.

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