Velvet Tree Apron Moss

 Buffy and I  rounded the corner of the creek on Eagle Mountain.

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All the drab colors of winter made the green moss on the bases of several trees stand out.

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This was the first one I came to, and it had the most dramatic root system.

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Frost dulled the green in the shaded area of the moss.

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Velvet tree apron moss grows on rocks, the bases of trees and decaying wood.

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It’s appearance changes when it dries. This was higher on the same tree.

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This arrangement just begged to be photographed.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Therese on January 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Oh how I miss hiking! Your pictures are just lovely.

    Reply

  2. I wish we had things that grow here such as those that grow where you live. Teh apron moss is beautiful. Really!

    Reply

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