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I love observing nature and the changing seasons during my Norfolk countryside dog walks accompanied by my ever-faithful canine companion Starrydog. I especially enjoy taking photos of Norfolk butterflies, wildflowers and other flora and fauna that I happen across while exploring local nature reserves. Visit my Norfolk nature photo blog to keep up to date with my photographic adventures and enjoy my butterfly photos.

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Big ... Shaggy ... Moss

Sometimes its all about the light, about the light, and mossy woodland...

Big shaggy moss, aka Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk

Big shaggy moss, aka Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, at Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk

No really, "Big shaggy moss" is the name of Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, which grows on calcareous ground in woodland, and also on acidic ground in woods of native pine (Pinus). It can also be found in open grassland on chalk, on sand dunes and in churchyards, so is a natural contender for the Corsican pine and sand dune habitat of Holkam and Wells-next-the-Sea beach and SSSI.