A Little Green

Today was a drive-about day for me. I will tell you great treasures were found. 🙂 But you will have to wait until I process the photos.

So here are two little green treasures I found yesterday.

Leucodon julaceus, a pleurocarp moss. Don’t you love that name! A pleurocarp moss is one that generally lies flat and is branched. The sporophytes (reproduction part) are on the branches and stems. This one does not have any sporophytes right now. A bit dry for it. Winter (sounds great doesn’t it) is a great to go hunting for mosses. After a rain (if you can remember what rain is 😉 also a great time to hunt them when they are at their full potential and green! A website called Ohio Plants.org has a great page on the variation in mosses.

The shiny underside and the green elytra had caught by eye as I took my walk. Perhaps a Caterpillar hunter (Calosoma scrutator) since the elytra has ridges. However I will just say it was a beetle (Coleoptera)! LOL Additionally I will add someone had a meal. 🙂

Penguin Breeding Colonies Catastrophically Failing as Ice Vanishes in Antarctica

Tiny Forests With Big Benefits

Bats of Bracken Cave Entrance (Live)

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. 2 posts before this there was a photo of 2 chickadees looking at squirrel tail in their water. Did anyone notice the neat bird behind the chickadees? I believe it is a female Orchard Oriole. I have been seeing them often in the past couple weeks.

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