Monday, 19 November 2012

Of Moss and Men

I have recently cleared out the guttering at the front of our house. Moss had slipped down from the roof above and 'bunged up the works'. Several mosses are present but the main culprit is Grimmia pulvinata, sometimes called Ostrich Moss for its habit of burying its little capsules among the foliage. It is common but well worth examining with a lens to reveal its attractive leaves.

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