Wordless Wednesday – Soft enough to line a nest

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Moss creeping over a stone wall. I love the appearance of the new growth, looking rather like furry moth legs.

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‘Flowering’ moss – those extensions are actually sporophytes

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Bright green and dripping with moisture. Sphagnum mosses hold large amounts of water in their cells, both dead and alive

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Moss often forms a feathery growth on decaying branches … It’s soft enough to line a nest.

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Here’s one I prepared earlier: A decorative moss-lined mouse nest!!!

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Living in the damp middle of nowhere
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17 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Soft enough to line a nest

  1. I love this, your photos really get across the softness and the dampness, and the mouse nest is really cute!

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Cute little ornament! Who doesn’t love moss? 🙂

  3. Cathy says:

    Yes, I love moss too – and there’s plenty of it here! To my shame I haven’t noticed the ‘moth legs’, but I will make a point of doing so on my next ramble!

  4. croftgarden says:

    Too often a neglected part of our garden flora. To be cherished and not removed.

  5. Flighty says:

    Interesting pictures of a fascinating plant. xx

  6. pbmgarden says:

    Gorgeous images. Is this in your garden or along a favorite path?

  7. Chloris says:

    Yes, there is so much of it about this year. Lovely mossy photos.

  8. susurrus says:

    The moss is fascinating at this time of year, each one with something unusual about it, as you’ve shown here.

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