Saturday, March 26, 2016

Hair, leaves, lungs. And more hair.

I never get tired of looking at lichens and fungi, in all their myriad forms. These ones are all growing on wood, old and new.

Three lichens on a rotting stump, Upper Campbell Lake.

Fuzzy bracket fungi on a log. Upper Campbell Lake.

Lungwort (Lobaria pulmonaria) and moss on a living tree, Gold River.

Dry rot is caused by a fungus, too. Keta Lake.

Entire trees colonized by hair lichen. Rooney Lake.

It is estimated that 6% of Earth's land surface is covered by lichen. (Wikipedia)

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