These are the pages of the Western Canada Bryophyte and Lichen Interest Group. We are a self help group with a membership of 140+ comprising people with a common interest in bryophytes and lichens. We conduct bryophyte and lichen inventories throughout Western Canada (usually in beautiful places) and we welcome anyone who wants to come along and contribute or learn. We usually have a workshop in the spring. Our emphasis is on sociable learning.

mailing list

If you'd like to be added to our mailing list to find out about posted events and workshops please drop me a line and I'll add you the list. Peter Whitehead

Splachnum luteum

Rod Seppelt (one of our most remote members who lives in Tasmania) sent the exerpt below for our website. I agree it's one of those magical finds when you see one. Many thanks Rod View Here

2016 Events

Sat. 16th April 2016 – Alberta - Microscope Workshop – University of Calgary - this is a repeat of an event we had 2 years ago that was very successful.

30th May to 1st June 2016 – British Columbia - 7th Annual Wilf Schofield Bryophyte and Lichen Foray – North Vancouver Island. Contact Olivia Lee - olivia.lee@botany.ubc.ca

Sat. 11th June 2016 – Alberta - Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park Foray – Another repeat event. Always new places to explore here and so we are going back.

Sat. 30th July 2016 – Alberta – We are in discussion with Alberta Parks about conducting an inventory of the proposed Antelope Hill Provincial Park. This is a proposed date and more details will follow.

Sat. 27th August 2016 – Alberta - Continue the inventory in North End of J.J. Collett Natural Area.

Sat. 24th September 2016 - Alberta - Invitation from Nature Conservancy of Canada to survey one of their properties in Alberta. In discussion with NCC.

Sat. 15th October 2016 – Alberta - Inventory for somewhere in the Cypress Hills in S. Alberta.

If you are interested in any of these events please make sure you are on our emailing list to receive more details.