Story posted: 8. April 2015 by Lizzie Harper
Natural history illustration involves drawing subjects that you’re not entirely confident about; and recently I had to complete botancial illustrations of two moss species for The Field Studies Council .
I was lucky enough to find both species growing on my local churchyard wall, but before drawing them up I needed to revise my moss anatomy!
Luckily, many years ago I did a diagram of moss for The Amateur Naturalist by Nick Baker so could refer to this.
Moss anatomy by Lizzie Harper, from "The Amateur Naturalist" by Nick Baker
Moss has a complex life…
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