Mossy

Welcome to the world of Mossy…

Mossy lives on the giant old oak,

with many other mossy folk.

It’s midwinter in the woods

The last leaves blown from the trees.

Mossy is also swept from his home! 

Let’s hope he won’t land alone…

Join Mossy and friends on his adventures through the woods. This page is dedicated to Mossy, his world and adventures.

Throughout the year we will be keeping you updated on his travels as well as populating this page with lots of fun activities for you to take part in. We will even have a gallery of pictures that you can send us to show us your Mossy adventures!

Midwinter With Mossy by David Chatton Barker

Mossy’s first story is Midwinter with Mossy.

It is mid winter in the wood and as the last leaves are blown form the trees, Mossy is also blown from his home…

Join Mossy and his friend Lichen on a magical adventure as they go in search of a way to banish the winter night and bring joy back to the creatures of the wood. But beware; the Mari Leywd may be lying in wait to trick our valiant hero’s!

Mossy Midwinter is an original fable for children ages 3+ that using traditional winter folklore to create a unique midwinter adventure and explores how nature can help us all to banish the winter blues.

You can order your copy of Midwinter with Mossy here

If you would like more information on Mid Winter With Mossy and details of how to order click here

Audio Book

Mid Winter With Mossy is now available as an audio book, so you can listen to his adventure wherever you are, in the car on a walk through the woods anywhere!

The audio book also includes a song by the Root Folk Band!

Lichen’s Foraging Calendar

An new series of monthly foraging calendar cards featuring wild plants and mushrooms found in Britain’s woodlands, meadows, moors and hedgerows brought to you by Mossy’s best friend, Lichen.

“My friend Mossy and I live in the woods where we find food and materials to make things -some people call this ‘foraging’. I bet you’ve picked or ‘foraged’ for blackberries before?! These delicious berries are always in my basket during September, but there are so many other exciting plants, berries and fungi to discover throughout the year, even in deepest winter.

Each month I will share six cards with plants, berries, fungi and creatures for you to discover. The cards will explain where you can find them and what you might be able to make with them: from food and drink recipes; to exciting craft activities. After twelve months you will have over 70 cards to share with your friends and family!”

Remember:

“Never consume a wild plant or fungus unless you are absolutely certain of its identification”

Download January’s Cards Here

Download February’s Cards Here

Download March’s Cards Here

There is a lot to discover this month! Lichen’s February cards include; Nettles,Garlic Mustard, Dandelions, Sorrel, Scarlet Elf Cup Mushrooms and Grey Oyster Mushrooms as well as two new recipey cards, Nettle Soup and Oyster Mushroom Linguine Pasta!

Happy Foraging. Don’t forget to follow the foraging code which you can find at the beginning of January’s cards.

Share your discoveries with us! We love you to take pictures of what you find and share them with us so we can add them to our gallery. If you make any of the recipes don’t forget to take a picture of those too! #MossyAdventure

Come back each month for new cards!

Happy Foraging

Your Gallery

First up we read the story and learned all about the different flora and fauna in the story in the glossary, which was great.
We then went for a woodland walk and collected as many things as we could find before retelling the story around the fire using our foraged props! And a warm cup of hot chocolate!!
While exploring the oak trees we were even lucky enough to find a fairy egg! (An oak gall wasp egg)
It’s been a wonderful winters day exploring Mossy and Lichens tale, thank you!!
Rob, Stan, Tilly & Molly
Mossy is a creation by David Chatton Barker.
Mossy is a co-commission between Analogue Farm and The Boo