A Rolled Over Spring Gathers No Moss

moss anther

Sporophytes of moss growing on the forest floor.

Almost a year ago to the day, I was comparing macro equipment configurations in the woods and settled on some surprisingly interesting moss as a test subject. I’m not sure if these are actually anthers, strictly speaking, but they look like something similar if not. [Edit: Thanks to Suzy Blue in the comments, I now know these are sporophytes, not anthers.]

Incidentally, most of my shots were very close, but I did notice there was still some snow around. Not surprising with the shade of the forest, but this year it seems we are at least a week or two behind getting flowering moss shots. It’s a bit bleaker this go around the seasons, but I’m cautiously hopeful that we’ll be coming out the other side with a summer teeming with life.

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