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Responsible Moss and Lichen Collection in the Maine Forest

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Mosses and lichens are ancient plants. In fact, they were the first to creep out of the preverbal waters as algae as tiny plants that clung to rocks creating the basis for plant life on land.

A single moss can live for thousands of years and grow on every continent, even the in the Antarctic.

As slow-growing ancient creatures, care must be taken that their habitat isn’t disrupted beyond what it can sustain when foraging for specimens.

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