Random Rain Shots. July 5, 2009Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
Tags: Deerfield, farm, fog, horse, moss, moss berries, rain, Zoar Gap
From this past week.
Zoar Gap on the Deerfield River:
A farm in fog:
A butterfly alight on hawkweed:
We’re depending on these guys and others for pollenatiion this year, as most of the blooming season has passed in the rain, which bees don’t much care for.
And sphagnum moss, loving the interminable wetness, puts out some cool little structures:
I thought these were berries or flowers or something, but recently I was told that moss has no such parts, it predating the development of sexual structures in plants.
All I can say is, they sure look like little berries to me, unwrapping from the terminal leaves of their respective stalks:
More research is called for, I guess!