7/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina
Holbein acrylic gouache on illustration board
Freckle pelt lichen (Peltigera aphthosa) among bryophytes
8-14 on Keweenaw Peninsula
This was the only time I’ve seen this beautiful lichen, and I still remember exactly where I found it on Copper Harbor. I think I am going to take advantage of my temporary move back to WI to plan a trip back to Copper Harbor because it was absolutely brimming with lichen diversity.
I’ve been to many spectacular places, but I still feel like Michigan’s upper peninsula is a hidden gem.
This American toad sits in this hole to judge passersby. If you get to close it will disappear into the void of the hole. 7/17 at Umstead State Park, North Carolina
I’m going on a mushroom hunting trip soon and I’ll be driving up the 101 freeway (from Los Angeles to the Bay Area). Does anyone have any sight-seeing recommendations along the way?