A new website has been created which aims to promote awareness and conservation of bryophytes at sites by providing freely available and up-to-date information on important locations for these plants. The area covered comprises the vice-county of Cheshire (v.c. 58). Sites are identified as Nationally Important or Regionally Important according to sets of criteria. New […]
The sandstone outcrops of The Weald and Cheshire have been major national strongholds for the endangered Slender Thread-moss (Orthodontium gracile), a rare plant in Europe. But recent searches in Cheshire have raised new concerns over its future. A total of 11 days of surveying in Alderley Edge and The Peckforton Hills found the plant at […]
It is unusual to be able to make sound judgements about trends in many bryophyte populations at a site since there is rarely sufficient information. A recent bryophyte survey of Alderley Edge commissioned by Natural England, combined with detailed data gathered during 1997-2003 under the ‘Alderley Edge Landscape Project’, has allowed some fascinating insights.
Considering the […]