Wednesday, July 7th, 7 p.m.: Online Meeting with Russ Kleinman and Karen Blisard — A Beginner’s Guide to the Mosses and Liverworts of New Mexico

Join Russ Kleinman and Karen Blisard of Silver City for a presentation on bryophytes, a group of non-flowering plants that consists of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. These plants may be small, but they make up a larger part of the flora of New Mexico than most people realize. There are over 400 bryophytes known from our state, with several new state records found every year. Similar to flowering plants, which are more familiar to most people, most bryophytes have stems, leaves and reproductive parts. All of these structures are used to identify them. We will discuss the general characteristics of bryophytes and demonstrate these with examples of common New Mexico mosses and liverworts. We hope to give you a basic understanding of this fascinating group and to encourage you to get to know them better.

A Zoom link will be e-mailed to chapter members prior to the meeting. For more information, or to register for the meeting, contact Sara Keeney at skeeney [at] swcp.com.