We visited Lynn Canyon to experience the wonderful bryos….and the suspension bridge.
We set up plots and students surveyed the sites and collected samples for identification in the lab.
Mario is talking to Dr. Gary Bradfield (ecology, UBC) at the Beaver Lake Bog. Mario is working on a baseline vegetation survey. It will be interesting for the BIOL 321 class to track changes in subsequent years.
Tim is showing off some Sphagnum we saw along the trail in Stanley Park. It was a soggy, cold day…..it even snowed!
You can find Pogonatum contortum in numerous locations in Stanley Park. It is in shady spots on a decomposing stump as well as along the banks in the disturbed sites along Merrilees Trail. It belongs to the haircap moss group…can you see why?
A primary inhabitant of bogs, are various species Sphagnum. Here are some Sphagnum shoots (showing off their capitulum’s) growing at Camosum Bog.