Could someone recommend a moss book?

cynandjon(Z 5/6)August 9, 2008

I live in NE PA and love moss. We have many different varieties in our wetlands. Does anyone have a favorite moss book they could suggest? I really wish I could find one for our area of pa.

thanks

cyn

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cynandjon(Z 5/6)

purpose of book would be for identification
thanks

    Bookmark   August 9, 2008 at 8:57PM
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razorback33(z7)

You might try this one./Link below/

George Schenk wrote a book about Mosses for Gardens, but not sure it would be that helpful in identifying mosses in a given area.
There are probably some scientific papers and books covering Mosses and Bryophytes of PA. You might have some success in a search of your local library. The Penn State library would probably be the best source of information, If you are over in that direction.
Good luck!
Rb

Here is a link that might be useful: Outstanding Mosses & Liverworts of Pennsylvania & Nearby States

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 12:23AM
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cynandjon(Z 5/6)

I looked at the library and I went to the conservation district office. Neither one have any books about moss native to NE pa.
Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
cyn

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 12:39PM
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old_man_by_the_sea(Z8/9)

The site below has a Moss Growers Handbook listed under "External Links" near the bottom of the page.
This is a downloadable PDF document that provides keys to moss identification. Only line drawings/sketches are provided, but may be useful, if no other photographic information is available.
Good luck!
om

Here is a link that might be useful: Moss

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 3:52PM
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terrestrial_man(9)

I do not have any favorite moss books but I use the internet to construct whatever documentation I need in my studies. The link below will probably list many of the species found in your area. Why I am sending this is that the list of references may be what you may want to research. It would be a good start to use at a library search.

Here is a link that might be useful: Checklist of NJ mosses with references

    Bookmark   August 10, 2008 at 5:04PM
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sam_md

I second razorback's link: "Outstanding Mosses & Liverworts of Pennsylvania & Nearby States" by Susan Munch. 90 pages, color pics, pen & ink drawings and a full description of all bryophytes in our area. The book cover says you can email the author at susanm@alb.edu to buy a book.
Sam

    Bookmark   August 13, 2008 at 4:38PM
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cynandjon(Z 5/6)

Thanks everyone I appreciate it. I will check out all the links
cyn

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 10:05AM
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cynandjon(Z 5/6)

Im calling the book store to see if I can order the book by George Schenk. Thanks

    Bookmark   August 15, 2008 at 10:08AM
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cynandjon(Z 5/6)

Oh the book is by susan munch, I was confused.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2008 at 9:18AM
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little_toad

The George Schenk book is very useful, and he is a fun writer to read. I recommend this very highly. I also downloaded "The Moss Growers Handbook" which someone kindly sent a link for - I think it went to the Royal Horticultural Society. If you can't find it let me know.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 6:13PM
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cynandjon(Z 5/6)

Ok little toad thanks!Ill check out the george schenk book also.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2008 at 6:28PM
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