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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

I'm Liking the Lichen


Lichen only grows where the air quality is good so what could be better than finding it in your own yard?


This fascinating life form comes in so many shapes and shades,


each one is a unique, natural work of art.




Nature Notes hosted by Michelle at Rambling Woods.

12 comments:

Rebecca said...

You have featured something that often goes unnoticed.

Rambling Woods said...

I didn't know that it required good air as we have a lot of it on our trees but it's only greenish, not that rusty color...Must be wonderful to escape Chicago winters for here... Michelle

EG Wow said...

Nice variety of lichen. I didn't realize lichen meant the air was good. Interesting fact!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful captures, the lichen and the pretty colors. Great post and information. Have a great weekend!

Leora said...

I didn't know it was so colorful. I see why lichen is a great subject to study.

Marvin said...

Great collection of lichens. Surprisingly, many look familiar. I say "surprisingly" because my backyard in the Arkansas Ozarks looks very different from yours.

Celeste said...

Thanks Rebecca, yes I love finding the little details in the natural world that are often missed.

Celeste said...

Hi Michelle, There are so many beautiful colours of lichen, I wonder if it has anything to do with the type of rock?
It is a wonderful winter bolt-hole to get some warm air and sunshine from time to time.

Celeste said...

Yes EGWoW, they are very particular about the air quality.

Celeste said...

Thanks Eileeninmd I hope you had a nice weekend too :)

Celeste said...

Hi Leora,
Aren't the colours stunning? My less than stellar camera skills didn't really do them justice unfortunately.

Celeste said...

Wow that is so neat Marvin, who would think such different environments would have the same lichens!

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