Here are some fall scenes from a this week's trip by jet boat up the Clearwater River east of Fort McMurray, in NE Alberta... as I mentioned in another thread, there has not even been a frost up there yet, in this very mild autumn!
I love these little forest-floor scenes! I was going to say that the moss coating this log was sphagnum, until I looked closer and compared to Mosses, Lichens and Ferns of Northwest North America (Vitt, Marsh, Bovey) - an excellent book for the interested amateur!... it seems to be Thuidium recognitum(?), with stiff club-moss:
(P. S. I'll work on adding some captions to these later... :))