It's been a good year for moss. I can attest to this via observation, my garden is being overwhelmed by it. The drive has a spongy verdant coating and the lawn, the thing formerly known as a lawn, is now a bog garden. It's all over the trees and walls.
Moss is exceptionally absorbant, it used to be dried and used as field dressings for soldiers. It has also (and still is in some places ) been used as sanitary pads and nappies.
I have raked it out of the lawn, leaving loads of bare patches, but haven't tackled the path and drive as it looks so lovely. But it's also very slippy so it'll have to go. I'm going to try and dry it out in the greenhouse over winter and then it can be used in pots and baskets next year, as liners and decoration.
I sometimes wonder how long it would be before nature, if left unchecked, reclaimed everywhere for herself. Based on how far she got this summer I suspect it wouldn't take very long.