In the open areas of the Oyster Bay little forest, reindeer lichen is sprinkled over logs and moss, never in huge mounds like I see in other places; just a few inches deep, in handfuls or even individual "shrubs".
|Reindeer lichen, Cladina portentosa?, and moss.|
I walked to the dike overlooking the bay and down to the old apple tree. At this time of year, it is decorated with handfuls of hanging leaf lichen and buttons on the trunk and larger branches.
|Antlered perfume lichen, maybe. Evernia sp., anyhow. And bark barnacles.|
On the old landmark log, I found mosses. And something else.
|Tiny, jewel-like moss, a yellow-green moss, spider webs (I couldn't find the spider) and the start of a leaf lichen. And what are those white sticks on the upper left? They almost look like ice crystals. Could be.|
Sunset will be at 5:00 this afternoon! A milestone!