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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Cumulative Index of BBS Publications 1896-2013 v. 9.1
Thanks to Phil Stanley, the latest version of his invaluable cumulative index is now available for downloading from his web page (www.pemas.demon.co.uk). This covers all our printed publications up to FB 108 & J Bryol 35 (1). The format is a searchable pdf file and there are also Google maps showing the locations of Spring & Summer Excursions since 1941.
The Field Guide has just been reprinted.
The Field Guide has now been reprinted and is once more available - orders placed in April will be dealt with first, so please be patient if you are ordering in May. Thank you.
Spring Meeting in Lower Normandy (16-23 March).
Jo Denyer's photos from the meeting can be seen here
Free laminated guide to epiphytes
Robin Stevenson has produced with OPAL a laminated guide to the epiphyes of the orchards of Eastern England,
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.
Where do you want to go in 2014?
Would Sussex and Kent suit you, or do you fancy Germany or even Macedonia? Find out more on the forthcoming meetings page.
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
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