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Moss matters -The British Bryological Society is celebrating its centenary

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

The British Bryological Society (BBS) welcomes anyone interested in the study and conservation of mosses and liverworts. There are over 1000 species of bryophyte in Britain and Ireland, which represents over 50% of the total European flora; the peat moss genus Sphagnum is an economically important bryophyte.

The British Bryological Society (BBS) welcomes anyone interested in the study and conservation of mosses and liverworts. There are over 1000 species of bryophyte in Britain and Ireland, which represents over 50% of the total European flora; the peat moss genus Sphagnum is an economically important bryophyte.


Joining the society might be of interest to many members of the Paludiculture Community. Whether you are a beginner, keen to improve or have been studying bryophytes for many years, the society aims to provide support with a full programme of field meetings, a paper reading meeting, recording and research projects, an international academic journal, a lively membership magazine and an extremely popular Field Guide to Mosses and Liverworts.



The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh will be the venue for the 100th Anniversary celebration. It is essential to register via the BBS website to attend. There will be a series of talks on Saturday 9th September covering topics from bryophyte distribution and identification to systematics and taxonomy, physiology and symbiosis. A short local field trip will be organised for Sunday 10th September. wnload provisional programme

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