|Common tamarisk-moss - looks like tiny little fern leaves|
|Dilated scalewort - actually a type of liverwort|
|English rock-bristle - grows on chalk. Tiny leaves and you can just see|
capsules starting to grow
|Very aptly named Big shaggy-moss|
|Capillary thread moss|
|Snails - hiding away out of the cold|
|Yellow ant hills|
|An ant hill - the rose moss was growing only on the north side of the ant|
hills. In this photo it is the dark green rosettes at the bottom of the photo
We also walked past 'the cut'. 50 years ago somebody decided it would be a good idea to build the M40 motorway straight through the Chiltern Hills, gauging a road through the chalk hillside. The motorway cuts the nature reserve in two and provides an ever-present hum from the cars.
What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning. Moss may be small, green and often overlooked, but it's fascinating and beautiful. I shall never look at it in the same way again!