Translations:Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Nature/Lichens, Liverworts & Mosses/18/en

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6. Make a moss garden (small terrarium) or "eternal garden" using at least three different kinds of mosses and lichens.

Note: This activity meets a requirement in the Ranger AY Nature Study curriculum. A terrarium may be constructed from any clear container of nearly any size, from baby food jars to storage tubs.

Start by putting down a layer of gravel, rocks, vermiculite or Perlite. Then place a layer of soil on top of this. Place the plants atop the soil and add a few rocks for interest. Water once, but do not overwater. Put the lid on and place the container in a place where it can receive indirect sunlight. If algae begins to grow on the container walls, move to a more shady location. You should not need to open the lid for months, as the terrarium will develop its own climate, and all the moisture remains in the container.