Tag Archives: liverworts

A day in the life of a bryologist

A day in the life of a bryologist. What would that be like? What does someone interested in mosses and liverworts get up to all day? Last summer I was lucky enough to find out, and it wasn’t what you … Continue reading

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Taynish mosses and liverworts

Argyll is a wet place. It rains a lot here. But the water shapes the land and makes it what it is. Only the westernmost sliver of Europe is this wet, and there are plants here that only live on … Continue reading

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Glasdrum’s ancient woodland

Continuing our series on Argyll’s National Nature Reserves, we focus on an ancient wood near Oban. Overlooking a sea loch, ash and oak trees dominate the wood, with trunks softened by a thick coat of mosses and lichens which drip … Continue reading

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Wild, wet and wonderful …

They maybe haven’t featured amongst Scotland’s Big Five … but mosses and liverworts – known as ‘Bryophytes’ – are some of Scotland’s most fascinating and important wildlife.  Julie Smith is a Natural Talent apprentice with TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) and … Continue reading

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Naturally Scottish

Did you know that we have a series of booklets – free to download on our website – covering some of the most interesting species in Scotland ?  Our Naturally Scottish publications offer an insight into the lives of what … Continue reading

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