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meloniemeares

meloniemeares

Encouragement to the Frog..."you can do this, the hard part is already over."

Oak Ridge, TN, USA

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meloniemeares Group of Lichen
Group of Lichen commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Oh my goodness! Thank-you!
Thanks to Mark, too!!

meloniemeares Canada goldenrod
Canada goldenrod commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Thanks!!

meloniemeares American Bison
American Bison commented on by meloniemeares Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Thanks! Selma. :)

meloniemeares Moss/ Bryum Argenteum
Moss/ Bryum Argenteum commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Thanks very much Mark!

meloniemeares Moss/Schistidium
Moss/Schistidium commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

What are your thoughts? Yikes! Shameful error!!

meloniemeares Moss/Schistidium
Moss/Schistidium commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Miles, BioOne.org had a description of Schistidium viride that sounds familiar. What is your thoughts?

meloniemeares Moss/Schistidium
Moss/Schistidium commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Thanks! And, I am looking up Schistidium now. Again, I appreciate your time.

meloniemeares Moss/ Bryum Argenteum
Moss/ Bryum Argenteum commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Miles! You were correct! It is the Bryum that is drying out, thus to my eyes seem black. I did a fun citizen scientist field experiment! lol! I videoed adding water to one of the black patches! Magic!! Green started bursting forth! In my zealous endeavor, I lost track of my battery status. So, I shall return for another water dowsing of the moss momentarily. As I had mentioned to you a week ago, we have excess rain. Perhaps these patches are now drying up until later. The pictures I posted don't seem to show the black I see. Perhaps the lens grasps truer color than my eyes can see. The video is going to be posted on my FB wall. Thanks for the moss learning!
Thanks for contributing to the subject Mark!

meloniemeares Moss/ Bryum Argenteum
Moss/ Bryum Argenteum commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Thanks! So, tomorrow I will get some photos. But, I don't think it is nostoc. I appreciate the suggestion. We can investigate the mystery further after photos.

meloniemeares Moss/ Bryum Argenteum
Moss/ Bryum Argenteum commented on by meloniemeares Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA7 years ago

Miles can this moss turn a black color? Near these patches, I found three or four patches of black moss. I plan on photographing and posting them if it is a possible species.

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