Lichen Mystery

After being on the edge we moved down to the upper tier of the hillside.

Another moss was collected. The capsules barely above the upper leaves. Jeanne ID’d it as Orthotrichum pumilum. Note: I have permission for collecting.
A closer look at the ribbed capsules!
A very hairy brown gall found on red oak. Tentatively ID’s as a Leafy Oak Gall Wasp (Andricus quercusfoliatus).
Coralberry (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) was gorgeous!

Teloschistes chrysophthalmus very recognizable by the ciliate (hairs) on the orange apothecia (round fruit bodies)!

Another collection by Jeanne.

A close up the Ptychomitrium sinese on the limestone rock!

A Psora lichen!

Some trees are just loaded with lichens! However what remains a mystery is why so many on one tree. Then the same species of tree next to a loaded one will have none to only a few lichens.

Artificial light messes with insects’ ability to tell up from down Thanks Claire!

World’s Smallest “Fanged” Frogs Found in Indonesia

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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