Monday, May 22, 2017

Common Mosses On The Mt. Battie Road

Common Mosses (Bryophytes) on the Mt. Battie Road

Camden Public Library Moss orientation Tuesday, May 30, at 7:00 pm.

What is a moss? Where and how do they grow? What is their role in the environment? There will be a power point as well as hands on samples of mosses to learn from. Bring a hand lens if you have one.

Mt. Battie Road Field trip Wednesday, May 31, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, rain or shine.

Meet at the Camden Hills State Park parking lot at 8:45.  Wear appropriate clothing to walk in the woods, a raincoat, and boots if needed. A notebook, pen and hand lens will be useful. Our goal will be to identify the 2 main categories of moss (Acrocarpous and Pleurocarpous), to identify the reproductive sporophytes, and to identify 5- 7 of the common mosses found there. We will probably find at least one liverwort too!

Diann Henderson is a retired Middle School Math and Science teacher and graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. She has had a love of Mt Battie ever since growing up near the State Park, well before the road to the top was constructed.

Moss picture by Etienne Delorieux, used with permission.



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