A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
Encouragement to the Frog..."you can do this, the hard part is already over."
Oak Ridge, TN, USASign In to follow
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!