Category: lichen

When I first visited Mazomanie Oak Barrens…

When I first visited Mazomanie Oak Barrens State Natural Area a few months ago, everything was still blanketed in snow, but I noticed a surprising amount of lichen diversity on fallen logs, tree trunks, and branches (see this short video I took). Today I returned to find EVEN MORE lichen diversity that had been revealed by the snow melt. Many of them were a bit crispy from a recent (last fall, maybe) prescribed burn, but no less gorgeous.

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9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina Facebo…

9/17 at Hemlock Bluffs, North Carolina

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The forest drew me in; the bluffs said &ldq…

The forest drew me in; the bluffs said “climb me,” and I did. The soft mosses called to my fingertips, the lichen beckoned. The pause, the gasp, before the eruption of spring.

My heart drew me higher and higher, taking car…

My heart drew me higher and higher, taking care not to disturb the communities growing on the rocks, while pointedly ignoring my brain that was telling me not to climb around alone when the leaf litter was so slippery. But my heart does what it will. And my heart sought out the lichens, mosses, and ferns of the bluffs.

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tinyworldperfection:This morning’s painting, f…

tinyworldperfection:

This morning’s painting, featuring moss and lichen

I sketched one of my lichen photos. 😀

microcosmicobservations:I made a video from my…

microcosmicobservations:

I made a video from my hike yesterday. Featuring: lichen (Peltigera, Ramalina, and others), moss, and me being excited about things! Please join me. 🙂

The world we live in is so beautiful if you open yourself up to the little things.

I made a video from my hike yesterday. Featuri…

I made a video from my hike yesterday. Featuring: lichen (Peltigera, Ramalina, and others), moss, and me being excited about things! Please join me. 🙂

Thank you all for your support and kind words!…

Thank you all for your support and kind words! I went out for a hike on this balmy 37 degree F day to check out the lichen and moss communities in Baxter’s Hollow, and I was beaming the whole time. <3

Cladonia species and ice – 2/2018 at Mazomanie…

Cladonia species and ice – 2/2018 at Mazomanie Oak Barrens, Wisconsin

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Polypore with some British soldiers lichen (Cl…

Polypore with some British soldiers lichen (Cladonia cristatella)