Mosses are everywhere - dark green carpets or smaller splotches on forest floor and lawns among many other places, often surprising us when they reveal their presence and brighten and enlarge in wet weather. Although relatively small in stature, mosses are present in any and every habitat and live in all continents including Antarctica, growing on tree limbs, rocks, stone walls, cemetery markers, asphalt, sidewalks, concrete abutments, soil, sand, and even metal roofs, often in the company of lichens in beautiful micro communities. We will look at the range of common local species and study the role of mosses in ecosystems.
ZOOM LINK: Sent to paid and registered members before the start of course.
INSTRUCTOR: Joe Choiniere has taught hundreds of natural history classes and workshops in all aspects of nature study, especially plants and fungi. He has been an instructor for Fitchburg State’s ALFA series (similar to WISE) and continues to lead nature programs for several organizations in the local area.
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