Date(s) - 16/Jan/2020
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Centre (Hewett Hall)
🌿Mosses and More : An Introduction to the World of Bryophytes by Dr. Terry McIntosh
Yes this talk is on for tonight January 16.
Parking lot may be incompletely cleared.
BC is home to an estimated 980 species of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts and hornworts), but these diverse and beautiful plants are easily overlooked since they are rarely more than 1-2cm tall.
Rich golds and russets blanket our bogs, while our forests are carpeted in greens that range from olive and emerald to almost black. When skies are grey and deciduous plants are dormant or leafless, byrophytes still brighten our winter walks, so now is a perfect time to take a closer look at them.
UBC Moss expert Dr. Terry McIntosh will introduce us to bryophyte ecology, explain the differences between mosses and liverworts, and share discoveries from his work with rare mosses from the Yukon.
Tea and cookies will be served from 7 to 7:30 pm. There will be opportunity for plant identification.
Download an 8.5×11 poster.