"Me fui al bosque porque quería vivir deliberadamente, afrontar solo lo esencial de la vida y ver si podía aprender de ella lo que tenía que enseñarme, y evitar, cuando fuera hora de morir, descubrir que no había vivido realmente"
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Deeply grooved oak tree bark with blue-green lichen, photography.
Pelt Lichen (Peltigera sp.)
Beginners Lichen Training in Torquay and Plymouth later in the autumn - see https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/events?category%5B59%5D=59
Beginners Lichen Training Event - Phear Park, Exmouth | Devon Wildlife Trust
Various lichens growing on someone's mailbox nearby. The colours have come out much better than I was expecting. I think I'll have to go back and get some more pics...
I like the one with the black tassels around the edge! And the orange one that looks like flames...
Cladonia fimbriata (trumpet lichen)
This is my theme as I prepare for the next session of Educational Leadership training in a very green environment. What kind of music can be made if we all work together?
I'd like to preserve some #lichen and bought a bottle of glycerine.
Does anyone know what ratio of glycerine to water I need to use?
I've seen different ratios, some even using alcohol and acetone instead of water. 🤨
Does the lichen have to be dry or fresh?
I have been searching for it for quite some time, and yesterday we were lucky: Tree Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria). Our largest leafy lichen, growing high up on an old Sugar Maple.
I'll have to go back after a rain when it is bright green!
It is a drizzly, fantastic day. I explored the supposedly haunted Cherry Street (where the wild west saloons used to be, Cherry was a reference to the ladies, supposedly many spirits from the era have been seen). My goal was moss for the terrorarium. Ages ago I stole some rocks from a murder mansion in Staten Island to use in her cave, so it's haunted. Anyway, look at how that pops so wonderfully with her color!
I know nothing about moss and lichen but I'm happy to be enlightened as to what is pictured so I can research it a bit more.
One of the smallest Cladonia lichens I have ever found, even the fruiting bodies with their red apothecia are no larger than 2 mm.
But there are even tinier fruiting bodies on this lichen, they are called pycnidia.
You can see them in the macro photos, took these photos to identify the lichen but I'm not done yet.
Along for the wild ride from the canopy all the way to the ground. (We had some pretty intense wind storms in the North East this weekend) #lichensubscribe
A few days ago I found this particularly beautiful lichen for the first time, rare in our area.
This lichen belongs to a special group of difficult to identify Cladonia lichens. I think it's the Cladonia coccifera, formerly known under the common name Eastern Boreal Pixie Cup lichen.
Apparently, according to iNaturalist.org, this lichen has now been renamed "Madame's Cup Lichen". Why? 🤷♂️