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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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24 February, 2013

Common Haircap (Polytrichum commune)

Is moss just a green carpet on the woodland floor as far as you are concerned? Take a closer look, this species is especially worth your time and attention and is quite easy to identify. Known as the Common Haircap it forms large communities (or communes) of tiny, dense, fir-tree like plants and it the density of those individual plants that make it distinctive.

Find out more about the common haircap moss here: