Small Things, Up Close

It’s well into fall now, with a thick carpet of crunchy brown leaves covering most things in the woods. We took a walk the other day, and I spent extra time looking at the small things that were hiding in plain sight near my feet. They will all be covered in snow soon.

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Hemlock seedling, unbrowsed.
A fungus and an algae took a liking to each other... and made a lichen!
A fungus and an algae took a liking to each other… and made a lichen!
Wintergreen!
Wintergreen!
A blurry mix of mosses and lichens.
A blurry mix of mosses and lichens.
This club moss is like a tiny Christmas tree.

What little things have you noticed lately?

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