Fruiting bodies of British soldier lichen (Cladonia cristatella).
Polytrichum (hair cap moss), looking all spikey.
All in the space of a few inches.
“Landscapes of great wonder and beauty lie under our feet and all around us. They are discovered in tunnels in the ground, the heart of flowers, the hollows of trees, fresh-water ponds, seaweed jungles between tides, and even drops of water. Life in these hidden worlds is more startling in reality than anything we can imagine. How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?” — attributed to Walt Disney
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