Castlemaine: Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests, (2015. revised edition). Small octavo, paperback, colour photographs.
A guide for students and absolute beginners, technically accurate, but free of technical language, this is an attempt to present a little known part of the plant kingdom to a new audience. Dozens of species described, most with multiple illustrations. The guide contains an introduction explaining the life cycle of mosses and their importance in the ecosystem; tips on how to approach identification; detailed descriptions of common, striking species; and appendices carefully distinguishing mosses from liverworts and lichens. Underpinning its publication is the belief that mosses are, before anything else, beautiful: a lot of joy is to be had in exploring this minute dimension of the natural world. This is a community project of the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests generously supported by The Norman Wettenhall Foundation. A number of photographs have been replaced in this revised edition.
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