The bryophyte year 2018

Source: Adastra 2018, published by the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, February 2019   The beginning of 2018 continued as we had finished 2017. Brad Scott, my co-recorder, Jacqui Hutson and I filled in the unrecorded gaps in our home hectads. Brad scoured the lanes and woods around Hartfield and Withyham, Jacqui from Plumpton towards the […]

Picture of Syntrichia papillosa

The bryophyte year 2017

Source: Adastra 2017, published by the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, February 2018   The last year or so has seen many changes in the world of Sussex bryology. Just over a year ago Tom Ottley left Sussex for the mossier climes of West Wales, leaving a legacy of prolific, energetic and expert recording. Skilled botanist […]

Picture of Sphaerocarpos texanus

The bryophyte year 2014

Source: Adastra 2014, published by the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre, February 2015   2014 was another very good year for bryophyte recording in Sussex with several new species for the county, the re-finding of numerous ‘old’ records, and even a new species for Britain (and that’s in addition to the two we had last year). […]