Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Paxton House, Berwickshire - Hornwort Phaeoceros laevis

Sadly no field pictures were steady enough to show it in situ, but here are images of the male parts, the female parts with sadly collapsed horn and the rhizinous underparts

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Orthotrichum Lyellii, Cullaloe, December 2015

A surprise late addition to the reserve list (and the 94th bryophyte), this bristle-moss was noticed just above head height while looking for epiphytic lichens on Willows. always a pleasure to see, especially close up.

This one is only the third county record, with one from 1967 and another more modern one from Tentsmuir.