Trees as micro-habitats
November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Leader: Rob RandalL
Meet: 10:00 at Gr ST742653, Royal Victoria Park, Bath at the top end of Cow Lane, running from Marlborough Lane to the edge of the park. Landranger 172/Explorer 155.
Focus: Tree trunks as micro-habitats.
Description: We will examine a range of trees in the park to see which are most suitable for epiphytes (usually bryophytes and lichens, with the occasional fern). Tree trunks provide suitable habitats for a wide range of species, which we will try to identify. Amongst the mosses and liverworts there are often a variety of small invertebrates: springtails, false-scorpions, woodlice, snails and so on, plus Lichens are often attacked by parasitic fungi and even parasitic lichens.