Red Deer Rutting Survey - Press Release download - forthcoming events and public involvement.
The Sphagnum Workshop which was postponed from 31 July has been confirmed as rescheduled. It will now take place on Wednesday, 16 October. Booking for this event is now open, included online booking.
The event programme, venue, meeting details and cost remains unchanged.
We would like to welcome these organisations and thank them for their support.
Excitingly, the research and surveys have turned up a number of important ‘peat formers’ returning, but even more intriguing, a number of plants which the experts so far have been unable to identify with certainty. These may be unusual hybrids, as mosses and ferns can hybridise and this is one way in which new species may emerge. Alternatively, these could be peculiar forms induced by the former gross levels of air pollution, or even species ‘new to science’. A possibility is that some species are long-distance colonisers moving into this vacant niche from which the natives have been removed by pollution – and mosses can travel long distances as spores. We are now collaborating with UK and European experts to get to the bottom of this mystery – and the work may require genetic fingerprinting in order to resolve the identities.
For the Public - ‘Meet the Bog Mosses’: following successful days last year, you are invited to join us again to ‘meet the bog mosses’. Visit the project page for details, downloads and booking: Meet the Bog Mosses
Friends of Meersbrook Park are holding a Moth Watch at Meersbrook Park Walled garden (entrance Brook Road) at 9.00 p.m. on Sunday, 7 August.
We will be looking at some moths trapped on the previous night and identifying them. We will also set up a light to see what appears in the walled garden. You will be amazed by the colours and patterns of these beautiful insects!
If you enter the park using the gate from Brook Road leading to Meersbrook Hall and take the path from the steps on your right-hand side, it will lead to the garden. An exciting night for adults and children.
PLEASE BRING A GOOD TORCH AS IT WILL BE DARK WHEN WE FINISH!
Contact and venue details on Events Page, under 'Other Events'
The SYBRG team