Can a Moss Bring You to Tears?

At yesterday’s Iowa Prairie Network winter meeting one of the speakers recounted how, during a BioBlitz, one of the team leaders started showing and naming a number of mosses, liverworts, and lichens.  She said it became such an emotional experience that she started weeping.

I have not been brought to tears by the experience, but I have found great satisfaction through photographing a number of mosses.  I do understand the feeling.  One can be overwhelmed by looking at the magnificant in nature, but you can find the magnificant in the very small creatures as well.

I took this photograph of a moss in the “North Shore” area of Minnesota.  I don’t know the name of the moss, but I found it quite charming.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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One Response to Can a Moss Bring You to Tears?

  1. Even the tiny spaces allow for exploration. Often a bit of lichen has kept me entertained for an hour.

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