SMALL, PATIENT, Adaptable.

 

 

Photograph by Dallas McNamara

Moss defies the idea that a plant needs strong, deep roots in order to prosper. 

This ancient plant grows and reproduces when it finds the the right combination of light and water in the environment, when this happens, efficient and silently it can cover miles and is capable of growing where no other plants can grow. If the conditions aren’t there the moss dries up, it doesn’t die, it just waits patiently until the conditions are right again in order to turn green once more.  This tiny plant, with its simple and elegant structure, teaches us basic survival techniques. 

Moss taken from Banff National Forest, Canada, September-14-2012