Let’s look at moss!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMosses are everywhere in our parks and forests; we find them covering fallen logs and rocks, growing up the trunks of trees, and hanging from branches. We’re so used to seeing moss in the background that we don’t pay much attention to it.  At first glance the mosses in the forest may all look alike, but they’re not!

 

Join Pat Rothman and members of the NHS at 10:00 am on Saturday, February 20, for a two-mile walk and a closer look at these tiny, fascinating plants.

Way leaved cotton moss 2We’ll talk about the characteristics of different mosses, such as leaf shape, growth pattern and specific location, so you can learn to recognize some of the most common ones in our area.

Dress for the weather in layers. This will be an easy walk, but the trails may be muddy. Bring a hand lens if you have one.

Participation is limited. Please contact Pat at jltnatural@saveland.org