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Quick comeback of a rare moss at Greeb Point

The globally threatened Weissia multicapsularis is known from only five sites worldwide, four in Cornwall and one in South Wales. At Greeb Point, on the south coast of Cornwall, it has been monitored and habitat managed since 1998, funded by Natural England. The moss occupies bare soil patches in up to three hedge banks, but [...]

Rare copper-moss befriends rabbits

The protonemal gemmae (three-celled body) of Scopelophila cataractae likely hitch a ride in their thousands on rabbits at Tolgus Tin Works, transporting the plant between isolated patches of suitable habitat. Rabbits are frequently important for maintaining the habitat for rare species at sites in Britain, though this usually concerns their grazing activities. At [...]

By |2020-04-04T17:45:23+01:00February 10th, 2015|News from bryophyte surveys at sites in Britain|