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SPARK#9 Moss Walk

A couple weeks ago I took people on an urban moss walk for Spark#9 a monthly meeting organised by @sparkartistsnetwork @castlefieldgall . It was a short walk (only half of what I planned) mostly staring at damp walls under bridges. This particular bridge is host to an unusual (in an urban context) liverwort called Metzgeria furcate clinging onto existence in this cave like environment. Under another bridge just down the road, a more common but impressive Great Scented Liverwort – Conocephalum conicum grows in ring like formations over the walls (Liverworts are bryophytes like moss). We rounded up the walk at the recently reopened @mcrmuseum where we talked and made terrariums. It was heartening to have such a good turn out – proving beyond question that #nowisthetimeofmoss (Thanks to @johnpaulbrown_ for that phrase and the fantastic photos). Thanks also to @msjanelawson @sophykingart for organising. The moss project all started with a residency project with @galleryoldham

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