Field of Science

Art and Plant Evolution

Check out this beautiful art project telling the tale of sporophyte evolution in plants. 
They use wonderful finger drawings in sand to illustrate the the story. 

HatTip to Dr. Bernard Goffinet for sending me this lovely video.

May 2014 Desktop Calendar

This is another moss from my March trip to Yosemite National Park. Since I found it in a park, I don't have collection to help with the identification and it doesn't look like a species I encountered on the SOBEFREE foray. Thus I don't have an identification for this spectacular little plant. 

Does it look familiar to anyone? A pleurocarpous moss growing on granite in the Sierra Nevada mountains. If you have a guess please share it in the comments section. Thanks!

May Desktop Calendar

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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.

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