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So can anyone ID this moss?

Posted by hoorayfororganic 6b Massachusetts (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 25, 07 at 11:29

It is from central Maine. It is fresh out of the snow (2 days) so it may not be rejuvinated yet. Most of it looks like it still hasn't quite come back to life but the shapes are still there. The place it was in was a moderately wooded area getting sun filtered through trees.

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RE: So can anyone ID this moss?

Here's another pic of the same type of moss from a different patch (which was actually green, as opposed to the brown one I have above)

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further out
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RE: So can anyone ID this moss?

Very nice images Hoorayfororganic!!!
How about making up a web journal on this species using your images and commentary on the moss and where it grows and what the habitat is like and the seasonal changes with measurements on temperatures, foot candles of exposure, amount of rainfall, snowfall, etc???

The species is Thuidium delicatulum (my spelling may be wrong)
Check out the link below. I recommend saving it on your favorites. It is a good link but the images are way TOO SMALL for any real use from my perspective. Perhaps you can remedy this with your own journal???

Here is a link that might be useful: New England mosses


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