Here is the programme of meetings for the coming season. We have tried to include a good range of habitats and sites across Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset and Hampshire. A key aim of the group is to encourage those who are new to the subject to become more experienced and confident at identifying bryophytes. Beginners are most welcome at all our meetings. There is no formal membership or constitution and each person goes out at his/her own risk. The only equipment needed is a hand lens (x10 or x20) and some paper packets for collecting specimens. Many of the sites we plan to visit include wet and muddy areas so boots are advisable. We will usually eat a packed lunch on site. All meetings start at 10.30am and finish between 3pm and 4pm. In the event of poor weather/ treacherous driving conditions, please call or email Andrew or Sharon to check the meeting is going ahead.
Contact: Andrew Branson tel: 01747 838223; e-mail andrew(at)3alpacas.co.uk or Sharon Pilkington tel: 01373 827074/07801 627449; e-mail: sharon.pilkington1(at)btinternet.com.
Important – coronavirus precautions
We follow British Bryological Society coronavirus guidance to safeguard the health of all participants in our field meetings. If you would like to come to one of our field meetings you must book a place on field meetings in advance with the respective group leader. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis and can only be booked one meeting ahead at a time. For more information about the coronavirus and BBS field meetings see http://www.britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk.