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Many of my interests are tied into one another. I enjoy primitive plants, gardening and experimenting. I’m also into urban exploring and now also geocaching — especially graveyards, ruined buildings and parks.

What I come across at many of these locations are lichens and moss. So, naturally enough, I’ve taken to collecting samples and growing them in terrariums.

This terrarium of a fern like moss, collected from Camelback Pennsylvania, came with the larvae of crane flies hidden in the substrate, one of which hatched in the bottle recently — another appears to have wiggled up near the surface and may still hatch. Read More »