Hogging the Paths

Upper Beeding In July three days is too long to wait after rain before embarking on a moss trip, especially if the wind is whipping up the estuary and over the chalk hills, drying earth, stone and bark. The Adur valley is a curious mix; the old Sussex hamlets of Botolphs and Coombes with unpretentious […]

Waterhall haul

Brighton Golf courses, which are closed to golfers at the moment, seem fruitful places to look for bryophytes and as they form a sort of green belt around Brighton on the gentle dip slopes of the downs they are easy to get to from the city. Devils Dyke course was very pretty on a sunny Sunday […]

Basin to Basin

Southwick Daily exercise is often a cycle along the seafront, not so easy to socially distance in Brighton, but once past Hove Lagoon the crowds disperse and there is more space to stop and bryologise. It’s good to get away from the kitchen sink and whizz along Basin Road instead, scarf over my face to […]

Endless Hove

Aldrington Three cycle trips to Aldrington or West Hove in one week and I have almost managed to reach 40 species for TQ20S. The tetrad only has seven historic records and most of these are rarities of coastal habitats; Pterogoneurum lamellatum found in 1856 by G. Davies and the only Sussex record, Microbryum davallianum found […]