Thank goodness for the Internet and the diligence of moss lovers and academicians to share information about bryophytes with us. Bridging the gap of pertinent information is being addressed by folks from around the world. Here are links to my favorite sites. We welcome your suggestions.
LINKS to Bryophytes – Academic Sites
BRYOPHYTE ECOLOGY – eBook by Dr. Janice Glime from Michigan Technical Univeristy (recent IAB president, author and professor) – Dynamic and comprehensive view of bryophytes.
BRYOPHYTE HERBARIUM at DUKE UNIVERISTY, Durham, NC, USA – Bryophytes of the Southeast, USA.
WISCONSIN BRYOPHYTES – Freckmann Herbarium: University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point – Good bryophyte info and photographs.
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – CARBONDALE — Detailed overview of bryophytes and related research.
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN site — Extensive bryophyte research references.
AUSTRALIAN NATURAL BOTANIC GARDEN site – Good info on botanical characteristics of bryophytes.
THE GOFFINET LAB — Classification of the Bryophyta by Bernard Goffinet, William Buck and Jonathon Shaw.
LINKS to Moss Friends around the World
MOSS and STONE GARDENS – David Spain’s Moss Farm and Landscaping – Photographs of project ideas and moss installation services; home of The Moss Farm, Raleigh, NC
ANNETTE LAUNER‘S moss site in Germany – Photographs of mosses and more.
STICKS and STONES FARM – Tim Currier and Annie Stieffel’s farm in Connecticut; nature retreats and drum circle event sat this sustainable farm
MICHAEL LUETH – Bryophyte photographs from various countries – Site of renowned German byrophyte photographer who travels internationally with the world’s best bryologists. His site but you can find his photos all over the Web.
ANDREW’S MOSS SITE – Andrew Spink’s Moss site in The Netherlands – Photographs of mosses and a key to identifying the mosses and liverworts of northwest Europe.
HIDDEN FOREST – Clive Shirley’s moss site in New Zealand featuring photographs and general info
WORLD OF MOSSES — Site for Robert Muma’s sketches of mosses
LINKS to BRYOPHYTE BLOGS
Annette Launer’s Blog – Germany
Jessica Budke’s Blog — University of Connecticut, USA
Lalita Calibria’s Blog — USA
Ann Gordon’s Blog — North Carolina, USA
LINKS to MOSS GARDENS
Saiho-ji Zen Garden – One of the earliest Zen gardens, known as Kokedera (Moss Temple). Boasting over 120 varieties of moss, it is located in Kyoto, Japan.
Edenwoods, Richmond, Virginia, USA — Private garden — Norie Burnet’s magnificent 4-acre Woodland Shade Garden that features mosses, of course.
LINKS to MOSS VIDEOS
Brian Engh’s video production featuring bryophytes from the beginning of time. My FAV video!
Slide show of Annette Launer’s incredible bryophyte photos
Catch moss fever with this musical invitation
Basic bryophyte life cycle
Mosses-Bryophytes Life Cycle
Exploding Moss Spores
LINKS to OUR MEMBERSHIPS
International Association of Bryologists
American Bryological and Lichenological Society
North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association
American Horticultural Society
North Carolina Master Gardener Volunteers, Transylvania County Chapter
North Carolina Native Plant Society
Western North Carolina Green Building Council
Transylvania County Women’s Business Exchange
FACEBOOK — Join our Go Green With Moss Group
REGIONAL NURSERY & LANDSCAPE FRIENDS
Kathy Zimmerman’s landscaping business, Brevard, NC
Pam and Richard Fry’s nursery and landscaping business, Pisgah Forest, NC
Hope Janowitz’s nursery and landscaping business, Pisgah Forest, NC
Terri Long, Landscape designer, Asheville, NC
LINKS — Still in Progress — We welcome your suggestions!