Thursday, November 12, 2015

Everyday lichens

Under the firs, where the moss thins out over rocks, lichens take over. These two were sharing a small pile of stones.

Pixie cup Cladonia. A few have red fruiting bodies on the rim of the cup.

One of the reindeer lichens. I increased the contrast, to make it stand out from the bright mosses and pixie cups around it.

Zooming in to show the red fruiting bodies on the tips of the branches.


  1. I need to get out and photograph more of the moss and lichen on our cliff. I was up there working on my compost pile and was amazed how many kinds were in a very small space. - Margy

  2. Margy, Yes! I'd love to see your lichen photos!


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