Miracle Beach part 2: Mosses plus

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on November 13. Click a photo to enlarge it.

Here is part 2 from our Miracle Beach outing on November 7: mosses and a taildropper slug. Thanks Veronique, Alison and Karen for submitting so many wonderful photos. I’ve decided to leave out the lichens for now, but we’ll revisit these on another winter walk, and I will keep the lichen photos on file.

  1. Rough goose neck moss, a.k.a. electrified cat’s-tail moss (Hylocomiadelphus triquetrus a.k.a. Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus)
  1. Trachybryum moss (Homalothecium megaptilum)
  1. Random assorted botanists looking at moss and lichen
  1. Stairstep moss (Hylocomium splendens)
  1. Dusky fork moss (Dicranum fuscescens) tufts on Douglas-fir
  1. Menzies’ tree moss (Leucolepis acanthoneura)
  1. Douglas’ neckera (Neckera douglasii): Note the long setas on the sporophytes.
  1. Juniper haircap moss (Polytrichum juniperinum)
  1. Liverwort: probably the tree ruffle (Porella navicularis)
  1. Yellow-bordered taildropper slug (Prophysaon foliolatum)
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