The British Bryological Society exists to promote the study of mosses and liverworts. With a full programme of field meetings, a paper reading meeting, recording and research projects, an international academic journal and a lively membership magazine there is something for everyone interested in learning about bryophytes.
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Previous and some new articles from our popular publication
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Online BBS Field Guide Pages
Including individual species accounts , keys and introductory pages can now be accessed here
Where do you want to go in 2014? Updated November 2013
Note that the location of the week 1 summer field meeting 2014 has moved from Macedonia to Albania. Find out more on the forthcoming meetings page.
- a bryological travelogue of good localities
- changes to the county’s bryoflora
- annotated checklist of species
- Shropshire’s bygone bryologists
Rise in membership subscriptions for 2013
For those who have paid the old £20 subscription in error please click here to top up your subscription by £5
The cost of Ordinary Membership has increased to £25.00. Those members paying by Standing Order are requested to notify their bank of the increase. A new Standing Order mandate form was sent out with the last Field Bryology and can also be downloaded here. Please complete it and send it to your bank not the membership secretary. Further details about the rise in the subscription for other grades of membership can be found here.
BBS Bryophyte Recording Handbook
This landmark publication is essential and fascinating reading for all who record bryophytes and who wish to enable the best use of their records. It includes sections on identification and the BBS recording scheme, as well as the use of paper and electronic recording systems, how to submit your records, and how they can be accessed on the National Biodiversity Network.
Paper copies have been distributed to current members, but a pdf copy can be downloaded here.
Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland: a field guide
Purchase the Field Guide online
For details about purchasing the guide click here. Book early for Christmas! Book orders for Christmas need to be made early this year as our 'Sales Executive' Sean is off on his travels. Books ordered after 10 Dec 2013 will not be despatched until after 20 Jan 2014.