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Tagged With: moss

“Non-Flowering Plants”

Non-Flowering Plants Ferns, Mosses, Lichens, Mushrooms and other Fungi  by Floyd S. Shuttleworth and Herbert S. Zim, is a Golden Nature Guide published in 1967. While it may seem that a 43 year-old book might not be a good reference guide, guess again. Certainly some of the information is dated, particularly taxonomy but the basic information is very … Continue reading »

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“Walk Softly Upon the Earth”

Walk Softly Upon the Earth, subtitled A pictorial Field Guide to Missouri Mosses, Liverworts and Lichens is a one of the better books for those who want to know a great deal more about its subject. Technical, yes, but not so much as to be boring. Authors Lisa Potter Thomas and James R. Jackson, Ph.D … Continue reading »

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The Color of Winter

                 From a distance, the rocky hillside leading to the wildlife pond appears to be sprinkled with green. Up close, it’s another story, giving some credence to the idea of tiny people, fairies perhaps, living in the forest of moss.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 They cling to rocks, thin soil, tree trunks and decaying wood. In the summer moss and their buddies, … Continue reading »

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