Where blanket bog has become degraded, where peat-extraction and over-grazing has led to erosion, sphagnum is being reintroduced because it is a carbon sink - essential in addressing Climate Change. Sphagnum mounds are full of surprises, as these images show. Reviewing these images in 2019, I discover tiny cranberries I don't recall seeing at the time. And carnivorous sundew lurking in the moss.
The trend of the moment is colouring books, I hear. How about a colouring book for Muncaster Fell.
Hooker Moss, any moss, is best avoided if you want to keep your feet dry, if you like a brisk walk at an even pace. So my thanks to John for giving us the option of skirting the moss, or an interlude of delving.