|Hamilton Pool, Austin TX|
Thanks to reader Maddie for a question that perfectly coincided with a moss field trip I took recently!
A: After the recent rains in Austin I've seen more flowers and grasses around town and more moss on the trails! Last week I visited Hamilton Pool (directions here) and there was plenty of moss growing on the way to the pool. I imagine there might be more healthy moss in the greenbelt now too.
Remember to be conscientious when collecting moss from hiking trails - try to look for small pieces on disrupted soil and leaves rather than collecting large chunks from the middle of a spread of moss. Smaller pieces integrate into terrariums better anyways! And wash your moss!
|Hamilton Pool Overhang|
|Moss inside the cave|
|Ferns by water's edge|
|Moss and ferns on the trail|
|And a moss green lizard!|