Temperatures in the 30's F, steady downpours (yes, even snow!), and a bit under the weather make for lay back times. Alas, that does affect species collection. But, one does not need to travel far to find worthy subjects--these shots came steps from my doorway.
Lichens seem to fit in with the mosses--I do recognize their existence but find it easy to gloss over them. I did get into moss a while back and feel good about that and I'd like to explore them in more detail this winter. Now the same goes for the lichens.
Poking through my library, I expected at least something on lichens. Nothing doing. Wonderful surprises for mosses though. (How do I not know what's in my library? Surprises are nice but really...) So for now, I will simply reference a wiki link and let it go at that. IDs and more species to come later.