2 day Course - Bryophytes: an introduction to mosses & liverworts

When: Saturday 30th November 2019, 10:00 a.m.

Where: University of Leicester Botanic Garden, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

Summary: Learn how to distinguish mosses from liverworts and identify the main groups

Mosses and liverworts are an ancient and diverse group of land plants, originating some 400 million or more years ago.  They are often overlooked because they are small, but they are found almost everywhere, including in your lawn and on garden walls, and are an important part of many habitats in the countryside. Once you know a bit about them, you will want to know more. They are just waiting to be noticed and appreciated.

This two day course is intended to introduce you to the ways in which they may be identified. Specifically we shall teach you how to identify bryophytes in the field using a hand-lens and the recently published field guide and make identifications with confidence. 


Saturday 30th November, 10am—4.30pm: indoor laboratory session, held in the coach house at the Botanic Garden, Oadby. 

Taught at the Botanic Garden, you will be introduced to the wonderful world of bryophytes, including the use of the identification key and how to use lenses and microscopes.

Sunday 1st December, 10.00am—4.00pm: field excursion to Charnwood.

The class will meet in Charnwood Lodge Nature Reserve (details to be announced) and spend the day exploring the rich flora of the area.


The course is £75 (discount rate: £65 for members of LRWT or Friends of the Garden) Click here to book online.

Click here to download the course brochure 

For further information or queries: Telephone: 0116 271 2933 Email: botanicgarden@le.ac.uk

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