Have you ever taken a close look at mosses? They’re simply elegant, and you can find them almost anywhere, observes Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences Nathaniel T. Wheelwright in his latest Nature Moments video.
“They’re not that hard to tell apart,” he said, “so why not get to know them? All you need is a hand lens and Ralph Pope’s Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts.”
If you want to make your own natural history observations, The Naturalist’s Notebook by Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich (Storey Publishing, 2017) provide guidance and a systematic format, with 100% of royalties going to conservation and environmental education.