In deep woods near lakes, on old sugar maple.
I saw some moss growing on an alder tree. It was close to the base of the tree. The area is fairly wet. But the moss felt fairly dry. The moss it small, long an wavy. It was a medium grayish green. The closest identity I thought it was, was the douglas' Neckera.
No costa makes this Neckera douglassii and not Metaneckera m.
Found growing on a log
This moss covers this alder. It is common, but I did not get a close look under a hand lens. Growing with sword fern
Observed this Neckera species growing epiphytically on an Acer macrophyllum trunk. Leaves fat and fluffy, yellow-green in color. Sporophytes absent. Pleurocarpous form. Creates a large, soft mat on the tree trunk. Weather is cold (about 39 degrees F) and wet, with rain and hail falling on and off. Spring is on it's way though, with the light much more bright even on this stormy, changeable day.
Found on a fallen over big leaf maple mostly covered with hypnum and kindbergia oregona with little sun exposure. Lacking mid rib (no costa).
This moss was a very dominant species on a rotting tree stump and on a neighboring Maple tree. I used my trusty hand lens to verify that this moss did not have a costa, since it is a similar looking plant to menziesii. The moss was covered with sporophytes although they did not show up in my picture.
This beautiful moss was hanging in huge thick mats on the trunk of a maple tree. The moss was dominant up until about halfway up the tree and was completely covering the branches. The individual leaves were so full of water that they looked swollen. I used my hand lens to verify that this moss did indeed have a costa. The genus of this moss is no longer Metaneckera. It is considered a Neckera moss, but i-nat does not have this species updated.