Mosses and Liverworts of Portlethen Moss
Saturday 27th April 2019, 10:30am-3pm, Portlethen Moss, Portlethen, Aberdeenshire
We will look at the identification & ecology of mosses & liverworts on Portlethen Moss, a relict peatland that has a range of habitats. These habitats support common & widespread mosses that are ideal as an introduction for beginners. In addition, the peatland areas support distinctive wetland species, such as the bog-mosses (Sphagnum). The biology & role of mosses in forming the habitats, as well as their habitat requirements will be a key focus. Such ‘stories’ may prove to be more memorable than fine structural details and long names combing Greek & Latin! They also make the study of mosses & liverworts more relevant to an understanding of the environment as a whole.
This FREE event will be led by local ecologist and bryologist, Dr Andy McMullen, and all of our time will be spent walking over the moss looking at these groups of plants that many people find difficult. Suitable for beginners and improvers. Any children must be accompanied by an adult and no dogs, thank you.
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