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Some bryologists bryologising

2015 – 2016

Our meetings are to help beginners learn their mosses and liverworts, rather than high-powered recording sessions. All are on Sundays, and start at 10.30 a.m. Please bring sandwiches.

You may wish to bring with you a copy of the British Bryological Society's Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland: a Field-guide (2010).

You are very welcome to suggest venues for future outdoor meetings; please include grid references and details for parking. In case of any queries, contact the group leader:

Mark Lawley,
12 Castleview Terrace,

Tel: 01584 876564



Sunday 11th

Mortimer Forest
Meet in Forest Enterprise’s car park at High Vinnals (SO 474732) to explore tracksides, woodland and pools in Mortimer Forest to the west of Ludlow.


Sunday 22nd

Birchfield, Upper Rochford
With members of the Worcestershire Moss Group we will explore 18 acres of woodland, pasture and orchard, boggy ground and pools at Birchfield, Upper Rochford in the Teme Valley. Park at SO 644667.



Sunday 17th

Birch Coppice
Birch Coppice (SO 509978), near The Lawley, east of Leebotwood near Church Stretton. This mossy oak woodland has no bryological records, so whatever we find will be new. Park at SO 509980.


Sunday 21st

Radnor Forest
For our Radnorshire meeting this winter we will explore tracksides and exposures of base-rich Silurian rock at the northern end of Radnor Forest. Meet in the forestry car park at SO 188682.


Sunday 20th

Middletown Hill
Middletown Hill is one of the Breiddens in south-east Montgomeryshire, with an ancient hill-fort and a quarry. Park at SJ 297130.

The Mosses and Liverworts Of Shropshire

You may also be interested in purchasing a copy of "The Mosses and Liverworts Of Shropshire" by Mark Lawley (2013).

The Mosses and Liverworts Of Shropshire

It has 133 pages, illustrated, including

It is available at £19.95 including P&P from Mark Lawley at the address above

Wildlife in the Marches

Mark Lawley's new book "Wildlife in the Marches" (2015) contextualises natural history in the wider scope of social history.
The book can be ordered online from Amazon, or by post from Marches Publications, 12A Castleview Terrace, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2NG.
Please make your cheque for £34.50 (which includes £6 P&P) payable to ‘Mark Lawley’.

Wildlife in the Marches