Polypodium virginianum – 6/18 at Baxter’s Hollow, Wisconsin
I adapt my interests to each place I live in, and while I enjoyed the scenery during my morning hike (in between gasping breaths from the altitude that’s still kicking my butt), I really started missing simple things from the east, like morning dew and loamy soil and moist decomposition.
I camped in the La Sal mountains for two nights, which is also where the sites are for my thesis research on lichens, so it was lovely to go out and meet the friends I will be studying. I saw some new-to-me lichens, and I can’t wait until I familiarize myself with all of them and can tell you about them!
I went to Arches National Park yesterday, and yeah I took a lot of stunning landscape pictures, but CHECK OUT THIS LIL’ GUY I FOUND (juvenile
long-nosed leopard lizard?)