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
Seems to be a lot of it in this little canyon.
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.