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Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:46 pm
by Fissidens
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?

Tom

Re: Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:55 am
by RichardKing
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.

Re: Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:19 pm
by tracy
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

Re: Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 pm
by The Barrowers
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

B and T

Re: Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:51 pm
by Fissidens
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.

Tom

Re: Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:11 pm
by RichardKing
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.

Re: Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:21 pm
by The Barrowers
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

B and T

Re: Mosses and Liverworts

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:58 pm
by Meadowcopse
Randomly stumbled across someone's blog with archaeological significance of 'magical' moss in Norfolk...
http://storvaxt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/goblins-gold.html