Tiny, liverwort-loving aliens?


The NYT picked up this AP story originally from the Knoxville News Sentinel about bullseye-like “mini crop circles” on tree bark.

I admit, I’m puzzled, because

– that looks like an ear to me, not a bullseye or a crop circle.
– that looks like a moss to me, not a liverwort. Even zoomed in. But I hear it really is a liverwort.

I’d sarcastically observe that the hypothetical aliens aren’t going to get anyone’s attention by making itty-bitty crop circles on a tree in the middle of a forest. But this story got picked up by the NYT, so I guess I’d be wrong, wouldn’t I?

Those tiny aliens are so smart!

Via A Snail’s Eye View

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