>> Dog-lichen!!! July 27, 2021July 27, 2021 8 Comments As we headed down into the pond drainage ditch…the Dog Lichen or Pelt Lichen(Peltigera) was spotted! So lucky to have another great find for the grasslands. So many treasures to be discovered. Here is something else I have been waiting to see.. the Dog-lichen (Peltigera)! Jeanne spotted it as we were heading down the embankment into the ditch that feeds the pond. Jeanne has it, but I had not seen it before in situ. I was excited! And on the grasslands!! Thank you Jeanne! We found about a half dozen different colonies along the sandy banks. The Dog-lichen was in with the Atrichum mosses. I still need to run the chemical tests and look at it under the microscope to determine which species. Such an exciting find!!! You can tell I was excited with the exclamation marks LOL. In the woods, occasionally I run across young Prickly Pear cactus that starts as a finger shape. This mushroom seemed to glow and its stem was brittle. Before I could even test this mushroom, it was actively leaking its latex. I can not stop admiring Turkeytail shelf fungus! Keep looking!