Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pic Today 8/24/10


In northern latitudes, it's the NORTH side
of trees and rocks where moss grows.
This makes sense because mosses grow best
in areas of dampness and low light.

And with all our rainfall this year
you'll find a rich variety of moss and lichens
on the shady sides (that's north) of trees.
And it's not uncommon for some mosses
to completely cover moist rocks and ledges.

It's interesting to note
there are more than 12,000 species of moss
in the wild, in a wide variety of greens & yellows.

(There's no excuse now for getting lost
in the forest. The trees will point you due north!)

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