Event details

What: Bryophytes Day
Date: 22nd October, 2023
Times: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Price: Free

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Bryophytes Day

Explore the fascinating world of mosses and liverworts (known as bryophytes) with The British Bryological Society and celebrate their 100th anniversary!

This educational event is a perfect introduction to these fascinating organisms for families, children, and adults alike. This unique day promises a delightful blend of activities that will leave you with a new-found appreciation for these tiny yet incredible plants.

Event Highlights:

Photograph Exhibition:
Marvel at the intricate beauty of mosses and liverworts through a captivating photograph exhibition. Gain insights into the incredible diversity and stunning aesthetics of these often-overlooked botanical wonders.

Guided Walk and Talk:
Embark on an immersive journey into the heart of the forest with knowledgeable guides from The British Bryological Society. Venture into the lush greenery and discover rare bryophyte species. Learn about their ecological importance and the role they play in the forest ecosystem.

Hand Lens Exploration:
Get up close and personal with bryophytes using hand lenses. Explore the intricate structures and hidden details of these miniature plants under magnification. It’s a hands-on experience that will deepen your understanding of bryophyte biology.

Why Attend Bryophytes Day?

Educational: Learn from experts in the field about the fascinating world of bryophytes and their ecological significance.

Family-Friendly: Engage your children in a day of outdoor exploration and hands-on learning.

Community: Connect with fellow nature enthusiasts and share your passion for bryophytes.

Understanding : Develop a deeper appreciation for the often-overlooked beauty of mosses and liverworts.

Note: Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear suitable for forest exploration. Don’t forget to bring your curiosity and enthusiasm for the natural world!

Times of guided walks will be confirmed shortly.

This event is suitable for well-behaved dogs. Some parts of the guided walk route may be difficult for pushchairs.

Please check our Plan Your Visit page for more information about coming to Sherwood Forest and Budby South Forest.