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Mosses and Liverworts

Postby Fissidens » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:46 pm

Hello!

Let me introduce myself. I am the county recorder for Bryophytes in Sussex. I am trying to build up a picture of what mosses and liverworts are to be found in small woodlands in the far east of Sussex and neighbouring parts of Kent. I have looked at several woods already and have more lined up to visit but would welcome the opportunity to record these small plants from your wood, even if quite small, and let you have a list of what can be found there. This exercise is turning up some quite uncommon species.

Is anyone interested?

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Re: Mosses and Liverworts

Postby RichardKing » Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:55 am

Tom,
I am interested, my wood of 18 acres is in E Sussex near the Kent border, south of Bodium.
I am aware of the mosses & lichens, but could not distinguish a Liverwort.
Can you give your contact details please.
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Re: Mosses and Liverworts

Postby tracy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:19 pm

I think you are coming to our woodland near Rye, too?

Richard, remember you can use the PM button next to the persons name on the right of the screen to send personal messages
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Re: Mosses and Liverworts

Postby The Barrowers » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 pm

Hello Tom
We are in East Sussex with a small woodland and would like to you to have a delve and us to pick your brains, if thats good with you

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Re: Mosses and Liverworts

Postby Fissidens » Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:51 pm

Thanks to those who have replied. It may be best to send me a private message giving me your e-mail address and we can sort out a visit. Very happy to show you how to identify some of the easier ones and which habitats are worth looking after where possible.

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Re: Mosses and Liverworts

Postby RichardKing » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:11 pm

Many thanks to Tom for his visit & the four page report listing 72 species of Bryophytes that he found in just a few hours.
I would definitely reccommend having him survey your wood.
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Re: Mosses and Liverworts

Postby The Barrowers » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:21 pm

Hello

We had a visit too and Tom identified 43 assorted worts and mosses, all with wonderful names, some common and a rarity. It was really interesting to pick his brains

I would recommend it to all

Thanks Tom

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Re: Mosses and Liverworts

Postby Meadowcopse » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:58 pm

Randomly stumbled across someone's blog with archaeological significance of 'magical' moss in Norfolk...
http://storvaxt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/goblins-gold.html
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