Wednesday 7 September 2011

Moss on my mind

I never thought I'd become so entranced  by mosses!! I did  a course on them in North Wales while I was at University (my chief memory being a goat underneath a table at a cafe we went to) and tried to get to grips with them in my survey days on Salisbury Plain. For several years I managed a project on their ex situ conservation but it wasn't until I was responsible for growing them myself that I was really smitten (these photos from down the microscope  are some I grew from tiny pieces of leaf)  So much to discover and now potential for a Very Big Project on the cards.  They may start creeping into my quilts.Perhaps I'm turning into a Moss Witch, if so Ian beware!!  

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