Sunday, 16 February 2014

Bryophytes at Longshaw Estate

On Saturday 8th February, a group of six members from the newly formed South Yorkshire Botany Group braved the bitterly cold winds to explore mosses on the Longshaw Estate at the edge of the Peak District, just a few miles from the outskirts of Sheffield.

The site offered a variety of habitats and mosses were abundant on rocks, trees and on the ground within the woodland. We also explored the area alongside a small stream, and a boggier area of open ground.

As a novice, I was a little overwhelmed by the vast number of species found.  Over 30 species were identified - a full list of species found will be added shortly.

Many thanks to Ambroise for organising the trip.

Brachythecium rutabulum (Rough-stalked Feather-moss)

Orthotrichum pulchellum (Elegant Bristle-moss) 
(Photographs by Kate Wright & Louise Hill)
Kate Wright

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a steep learning curve for beginners. Here is my list from the day, I'm sure Ambroise and Joan will be able to add quite a few more!


    Aulacomnium palustre
    Barbilophozia atlantica
    Brachythecium plumosum
    Brachythecium rutabulum
    Bryum capillare
    Calliergonella cuspidata
    Campylopus flexuosus
    Dicranum scoparium
    Eurhynchium praelongum
    Fontinalis antipyretica
    Frullania dilatata
    Homalothecium sericeum
    Hypnum cupressiforme s.l.
    Hypnum jutlandicum
    Isothecium myosuroides
    Lepidozia reptans
    Lophozia ventricosa
    Metzgeria fruticulosa
    Mnium hornum
    Orthodontium lineare
    Orthotrichum affine
    Orthotrichum pulchellum
    Plagiomnium undulatum
    Plagiothecium undulatum
    Polytrichum formosum
    Pylaisia polyantha
    Rhizomnium punctatum
    Rhynchostegium riparioides
    Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus
    Sphagnum fimbriatum
    Tritomaria exsectiformis
    Ulota phyllantha