Moss articles and photos

From an email by Jocie to the Botany Group on October 10.

This is always a good time of year for moss watching (especially after the rain). Two members have sent links to interesting moss-related articles, and I’ve included a few random photos of common mosses to get you in the mood! Look out for “moss man” when in the woods.

Luise says: “Here’s information about a project that uses moss (bryophytes) to monitor atmospheric deposition/pollution. Using our friend – stair step moss. I’m hoping to do this on Denman.”

Mandy sent this article from the Guardian featuring writer Robin Wall Kimmerer: “Mosses are a model of how we might live“.

Some moss photos [click a photo to enlarge it]:

  1. Electrified cat’s tail or gooseneck moss (Hylocomiadelphus triquetrus). Used to be in the genus Rhytidiadelphus.
  1. Sorry, no common name for this one…I call it the “big shiny moss” (Homalothecium magaptilum). Lots in Miracle Beach Park.
  1. Stereodon subimponens (used to be in the genus Hypnum)
  1. Rough moss (Claopodium crispifolium)
  1. Wavy cotton moss (Plagiothecium undulatum)
  1. Moss man…he’s out there, getting you to look at moss!
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