There are many mosses that you can learn to recognize and appreciate in your backyard forest areas.  We will learn a bit about their biology, ecology and characters that help to differentiate them. Nat Cleavitt fell in love with bryophytes in 1992 when she after taking a course including bryophyte ID in Ireland at Trinity College.  Soon thereafter, she started a bryophyte list for Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Her obsession extended to a 16 year effort to bring together a bryophyte list for New Hampshire.  Her PhD project in Alberta, Canada was focused on the comparative ecology of rare and common mosses of the front range of the Rocky Mountains.  She has taught bryophyte courses through Cornell University, Eagle Hill Field Station in Maine, and many public walks through the Finger Lakes Native Plant Society.  Having relocated back to her home state of NH in 2010, she is excited to have found a new venue for public walks about bryophytes, lichens, etc.