Field of Science

December 2013 Desktop Calendar

The fact that I have exhausted my moss photos from summer hiking definitely means that I am in need of some outdoor time with plants. Fortunately winter in California means it is possible to see mosses without having to dig them out of the snow. I just wish we had a little more rain to help make them more photogenic. My goal before the holiday break. Find some mosses. Take some photos. 

In the meantime this is another view from our summer hiking in New Hampshire to the top of Mt. Monadnock. From this vantage the trees could be a mossy carpet trailing off into the distance...

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. What a lovely view. I managed to get what I think is a nice moss, fungi and lichen community on a tree for my calendar this month. It's here, if you 'd like to have a look:

    1. Tim - Thanks for sharing your calendar. I really like the tiny, moss-sized fungi scattered throughout the image. They are a great accent to the mosses!
      Cheers - Jessica


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