Carpets of feather-like moss, possibly Hypnum sp., growing on N.E. side of living Sycamore.
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I can't really tell from this photo, but you could always bring in a sample next time you're around and i'll take a look? I can always make time for a bit of moss investigation so any time would be fine!
Thanks Ben, there are other interesting mosses appearing in the Woods after this humid and shady weather. Regards
Bring em in! Best thing to do is make a small paper pouch (just folded is fine) and note on it where you found it, what it was growing on etc.. It would also help if the sample contained where possible a capsule and enough of the moss to examine the main stem and shoots.
I look forward to taking a look! However we also have a BBS guide and hand lenses we can lend out (microscope available for use in office) if you'd like to have a go yourself.
Ben, Thanks for the tips, I shall do some sample collecting and bring them into the Local Record Centre and use your facilities and resources. Regards
Email me if you ever put any of the other mosses up from today, also the digital microscope could be used in the field with a laptop? Just an idea!
Lat/Lng: 53.3943, -2.8854
OS grid ref: SJ412889
LNR: woodland and grassland; wildflowers, butterflies and birdlife. Monitored by Merseyside Biobank Active Naturalists.