A Little Moss Sets A Big Precedent

Shepherd looks at Haller's Apple Moss

The rocks along the cliff are black, jagged spines. Some of their sharp edges are concealed in brilliant green feather moss that thrives on the cool, moist downdraft. Everything is wet. Slipping and cutting my leg open is definitely a possibility, so I focus on every step. I am picking my way upslope alongside Jasper National Park Ecologist Brenda Shepherd, and we are heading to a monitoring station for Haller’s Apple Moss. As the semi-trailer trucks hurtle by us on the highway below, I am finding the research for this article more exciting than I anticipated. Read More Here.