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  • Writer's pictureWildlife Friendly Otley


Although most Europeans hate the presence of moss in their well-manicured borders and lawns, moss is revered in Japan, which is home to some 2,500 varieties! One of our most common variety is Rough-stalked Feather Moss, also known as Ordinary Moss and can be found growing in lawns and woodlands. Right now as the winter days are giving us grey and wet, this moss looks magical, draping the trees in the woods and across the tops of dry stone walls in a soft green blanket. Moss provides important shelter for many minibeasts, so why not give up trying to get rid of it out of your garden because the truth is, it likes to grow where grass and other plants just don’t.

By River Six



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