The Field Studies Council website provides information about other bryophyte courses as well - www.field-studies-council.org
Species Recovery Trust
BBS member Sharon Pilkington will be repeating her popular training courses for the Species Recovery Trust, more details at www.speciesrecoverytrust.org.uk
Common Mosses and Liverworts
27th April 2017
Identification of Sphagnum mosses
25th May 2017
Ptyxis ecology, run by BBS member and former recorder for Northumberland v.-c. 67 John O'Reilly, organise the following courses.
More information is available here.
24-25 April: INTRODUCTION TO BRYOPHYTES AS INDICATOR SPECIES. For the complete novice. We concentrate on field characters for identifying common species; in particular those useful as indicators of soil pH and NVC communities. We usually see between 30 and 40 of the 'top 50' most useful species.
1-2 May 2017: SPHAGNUM IDENTIFICATION AND ECOLOGY. This is a field-based course aimed at beginners. We will identify roughly 15 of the most common and ecologically important species using a field key. By seeing the species several times in different situations you will get an idea of the range of variation within each species.
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018: BRYOPHYTE IDENTIFICATION: DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE.
Oct 2017 - Mar 2018: SPHAGNUM IDENTIFICATION: DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE.
Both distance learning courses are designed to build on an initial introductory course and give ongoing support with developing your identification skills. You identify bryophytes in the field and collect specimens. You then send the named specimens to us for checking and feedback.
Shotover Wildlife - Oxford - Mosses course
Held in Novemeber by Jaqueline Wright. A 3-day mosses and liverworts identification course with field visits . For further details click here
Field Studies Council
19-21 February: MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS. Tutor: Dr Martha Newton, Rhyd‑y‑creuau, The Drapers’ Field Centre, Betws-y-coed, Conwy, LL24 0HB. Especially for beginners, but others welcome too. Details from the Head of Centre, Mr A. Taylor, Tel.: 01690-710494, Fax: (01690) 710458, email: email@example.com
1-5 June: ADVANCED BRYOLOGY LABORATORY COURSE. Tutor: Dr Martha Newton, Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1DX. An opportunity for experienced enthusiasts to explore special techniques, critical species and new developments. Details from the Head of Centre, Mr A. Pickles, Tel.: 0845 3307378, Fax: (01743) 851066, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
16-20 July: IDENTIFYING MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS. Tutor: Dr Martha Newton, Orielton Field Centre, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 5EZ. An outstanding opportunity to learn how to identify a wide range of common bryophytes as well as others that are special to this part of Britain. Offering individual guidance in identification and ecology at all levels. Details from the Head of Centre, Ms C. Millican, Tel.: 0845 3307372, Fax: (01646) 623921, email: email@example.com
25-29 July: MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS OF WETLAND AND RIVER HABITATS. Tutor: Dr Martha Newton, Malham Tarn Field Centre, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9PU. Learn how to recognize moss and liverwort species of value in interpreting wetland and aquatic ecology. The course is for amateurs as well as professionals at all levels. Details from the Head of Centre, Mr M. Cawthorn, Tel.: 01729-830331, Fax: (01729) 830658, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3-7 August: IDENTIFYING MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS. Tutor: Dr Martha Newton, Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 1DX. A course to cover a wide range of habitats and to immerse bryophyte enthusiasts in an intense combination of field and laboratory techniques for identification. Offering individual guidance at all levels. Details from the Head of Centre, Mr A. Pickles, Tel.: 0845 3307378, Fax: (01743) 851066, email: email@example.com, www.field-studies-council.org/prestonmontford
Residential and non-residential costs differ (please contact centre or visit the Website: www.field-studies-council.org)