Yes cats and dogs are cute and adorable
But have you considered mycelium networks and fungi?
Western Washington is getting the rainy weather I wanted. We have been far too dry for late winter/ early spring. But now it’s rainy and blustery and cold and I’m complaining again. Can’t we have appropriately warm, gentle rain, please? Whine whine whine #whine
From yesterday’s walk. Gorgeous day for light.
In the photo is the site of last year’s red
alder thinning. Grass and (not clear in the photo) carpets of Siberian miner’s lettuce (Claytonia siberica). Conifers and bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) were left standing.
The owner lets me wander throughout his property whenever I want. His farm is a small-scale, sustainable “working forest”. The red alder (Alnus rubra) harvested from this site sustained severe damage in a 1996 ice storm.
One photo shows a portion of the colony. Seta does not belong to the dominant Marchantia polymorpha, but to Pellia neesiana, the smaller, sometimes redder, “leafier” ‘wort that’s more obvious in the other photos. Last photo shows the base where it attaches. I won’t try describing more, because I’m learning as I go, as always.
“Poorly Researched Men’s Fiction” by Evan Allgood, via McSweeny’s
I forgot to add a link to a description of #liverwort reproduction.*
I’ve been watching this community of liverworts for almost 3 years now, and this is the first time I’ve seen seta here.
In North America, albino redwood trees are quite well known. Unable to support themselves, they survive purely through the help of the other trees which surround them. In a forest, those with more always give to those with less, so that all can survive.
That's an example for all of us to learn from.
I like rain.
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more