Saturday, 14 January 2012

Mid January

I was out in the sunshine for a bit, and in sheltered spots it can be quite warm.
Warm enough for little insects to be flying about in mid-winter. These little flies are tiny as can be seen in comparison with the moth-pot lid.
Winter is also the time of year for spotting mosses and liverworts. This moss is prevalent in Barnes Wood. I have no idea what it is; the only Moss I can recognize is Kate!
I’d post a picture, but there are copyright issues!
Okay, with the corny joke out of the way, in seriousness, I can direct you to a webpage that explains the moss life cycle. Mosses provide an excellent example of the alternation of generations in the plant life cycle.
Moss life-cycle

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