Sunday, January 15, 2023

A lichen in the hand ...

It was an afternoon for finding lichens. The recent weather has brought down many old trees (and broken a few young ones, too), scattering lichen-covered branches through the bush. And where the trees stood firm, the ground underneath is covered in licheny twigs; I brought home a few handfuls to look at more closely.

And some, I just looked at and left them where I found them.

Lichens in hand ...

A very tidy bone lichen.

And a messy one, covered in mature apothecia and black soredia.

And on the ground ...

Bone and leafy lichens. The open apothecia sort of look like flowers.

And those fallen branches had their uses. Story tomorrow.

Era un buen dia para buscar líquenes. Las tormentas recientes han bajado muchos árboles viejos, y han roto algunos nuevos, también. El suelo en el bosque está cubierto de ramas grandes y pequeñas, por la mayor parte vestido de líquenes. Y donde los árboles se mantuvieron en pie, sin embargo, habían dejado caer muchas ramitas, también cubiertas de liquen. Me traje un buen manojo a casa, para mirarlos más de cerca.

Y algunos, los miré y los dejé donde los había encontrado.

  1. Un liquen "hueso", Hypogymnia sp.. Muy limpiecito.
  2. Otro, todo revuelto, con apotecios y soredia.
  3. En el suelo, líquenes folioso y "hueso". Los apotecios, así abiertos, casi parecen flores.
Y esas ramas caídas sirvieron para algo. Mañana, les cuento.

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