Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses, Robin Wall Kimmerer

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Published: 2003

Format: paperback

ISBN: 978-0870714993

Our recent, scant, rains have ‘brought out’ a few mosses but nothing like last year.Every time I see them I am reminded of the wonderful book and words of Robin Wall Kimmerer:

“There is an ancient conversation going on between mosses and rocks, poetry to be sure. About light and shadow and the drift of continents. This is what has been called the “dialect of moss on stone – an interface of immensity and minute ness, of past and present, softness and hardness, stillness and vibrancy, yin and yang.”

Curiously there are a number of “moss” names such as Reindeer moss or Iceland moss which are not moss’ but Lichens.(and then there is Spanish moss which is neither but actually an angiosperm!)

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