Field of Science

October 2013 Desktop Calendar

Pictured here are a few mosses in yellow-green that are surrounded by some complex thalloid liverworts for your October desktop. These are from our hike to the Stebbins Cold Canyon Reserve this past spring. The weather is finally starting to cool down here in the central valley and I am hoping that we will get out for a few more hikes while the weather is lovely and comfortable. Happy botanizing!

1 - Single click on the image to open it up in a new window. (If you use the image directly from the blog post you will lose a lot of resolution.)

2 - Right-click (or ctrl-click) on the image, and chose the option that says, "Set as Desktop Background" or "Use as Desktop Picture". The wording may vary.

3 - If the image does not fit your desktop neatly, you may have to adjust the image (Mac: System Preferences - Desktop and Screen Saver - Desktop; Windows: Control Panel - Display - Desktop) and choose "Fill screen" as the display mode of your background image.


  1. thank you for sharing your love of mosses. i am a "closet" moss lover, and some of my neighbors think i'm a little nuts when i ask them if i might take a sample of something from their yard . . . your pix are always lovely.

    1. Thanks for the kind words! It is always great to hear from people who enjoy the images and posts on the blog. I have a lot of fun sharing my knowledge and love of mosses.

      And not to worry, your secret love of mosses is safe here! But, you should let your neighbors know that moss gardening has become pretty popular. There are places selling mosses for gardens ( and even books about moss gardening out ( So if you are nutty, then many of us are nutty. Welcome to the club!


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