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Mosses and Liverworts – Dr. Jonathan Sleath – Lecture
Thursday 21 November at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Dr. Sleath has been an amateur bryologist since 1979 when he joined the British Bryological Society as a schoolboy. He was recorder for bryophytes for Herefordshire until 2018. Bryophytes is the collective term for mosses, hornworts and liverworts, spore-producing, rather than seed-producing, plants without flowers. The British Isles support a rich and geographically diverse flora of bryophytes with more than 1000 native species (four hornworts, 298 liverworts and 767 mosses) currently known. Fifty-nine new species have been discovered in the last 20 years.
Dr. Sleath will be talking generally about mosses and liverworts, how to find them, identify them, and meet up with some friendly people to study them.
This lecture is organised by the Friends of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden.
Lectures will be held at the Frank Theatre, Wills Physics Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL. All lectures start at 7.30pm (except in March when the lecture follows the AGM) and are free to Friends on production of their membership card; guests will be asked for a donation (suggested £5). Attendees can use any University car park: the nearest are in University Walk and The Hawthorns.
Disabled access: The University will make every effort to provide disabled access where possible. Disabled parking is available and wheelchair access is by the ramp at the side of the main steps. If you require support due to a disability please email Sally Meadows: email@example.com