Top Clifftops

There are a few interesting bryophyte records from the clifftops around Newhaven Fort on Castle Hill nature reserve but the Hawthorn and Elder scrub behind the cliffs had not been recorded before so I spent some time on a warm Sunday afternoon following the footpaths around the reserve . A damp concrete gully running alongside […]

Picture of St Leonard's Gardens

Refinds in St Leonard’s

We were expecting to be in Herefordshire at the weekend, visiting Moccas Park, but a sudden change of plan meant we had a night in St Leonard’s instead, walking and exploring Hastings, the museums and the landscape where the Weald hits the sea. It wasn’t a bryophyte recording exercise as such, but since the spot […]

Wilting at Windmills

On an unseasonably warm and muggy early October day the seafront at Rottingdean was buzzing with swimmers, walkers and cyclists. Beacon Hill nature reserve which surrounds Rottingdean Windmill also had a summery feel with Knapweed  flowers in the coarse grassland adding colour but apart from some Phascum cuspidatum on a verge just outside the reserve […]

Picture of Solenostoma gracillimum

Tilgate Park

A good portion of my recent recording activities have happened while doing something else. Last Saturday was no exception since there was a fungus foray at Tilgate Park led by Nick Aplin, and five minutes before I left I thought it prudent to check what bryophytes had been recorded there. There were 58 species previously […]