Photo Challenge #45 Red or Green-Rosso o Verde

Rowan berries and bank hair cap moss

I love long walks in the woods in search of edible mushrooms. But most of my time is spent taking pictures of critters, plants, and fruits. For this prompt, the red berries are Rowan berries (Sorbus aucuparia L.), and the moss is called bank hair cap (Polytricum formosum). The latter look like a miniature forest usually found near chestnut trees.

PS-Rowan berries are edible when cooked. Sour but full of vitamin C.

Amo le lunghe passeggiate nei boschi alla ricerca di funghi commestibili. Ma la maggior parte del mio tempo la passo a fotografare creature, piante e frutti. Le bacche rosse sono bacche di sorbo (Sorbus aucuparia L.) e il muschio è chiamato muschio stellato o “capellone” (Polytricum formosum – polytricum = con tanti capelli). Questi ultimi sembrano un bosco di alberi in miniatura che si trovano solitamente vicino ai castagneti.

PS-Le bacche di sorbo sono edibili,un pò aspri ma contengono molta vitamina C.

Author: eleanorannpeterson

When I was a child, I spent my summer holidays by the swamp catching tadpoles and other creepy critters or running after wild animals. I wanted to become a veterinarian when I grew up. But destiny turned my life around - I moved to Italy where I obtained my BS in Environmental Sciences and Territorial Management. When not working in our family-run business, I write, read, play with clay, doodle, and go on scavenger hunts in the woods followed by my six cats and two dogs.

6 thoughts

    1. Nature is beautiful this time of year in Italy. You have no idea of which critters live in moss and plants thrive among the moss. It’s a biodiversity niche. Amazing if you have a stereoscopic microscope.

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