Which Way Are We Looking?

I took the dogs into the woods for their walk this morning.

Whilst trying a shortcut through some understory trees and undergrowth, something gave me a very strong sense of direction.

The photo above is what I saw.

Which way are we looking?


SPOILER ALERT – ANSWER BELOW


We are looking due south. Did you spot the patches of rusty-coloured algae on the trees? This is trentepohlia and we can use it to find direction – it follows the same rules as using moss as a compass.

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