Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ramalina dilacerata Lichen

Found this small (3/4" across) lichen on yet another fallen branch. I continue to be amazed at how many lichen species are around us.......

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Rosette Lichen, Physcia sp.

This lichen is rather small - the "nail" in the photo is actually a pin.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Reindeer Lichen, Cladina portentosa

Found this multi-branched lichen growing on the trunk of an old Douglas Fir.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tree-Ruffle Liverwort, Porella navicularis

Growing on rocks in our front yard, this moss relative is enjoying the wet weather.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Lipstick Powderhorn lichen, Cladonia macilenta

A Cedar log that has been on the ground for many years is the substrate for this colorful lichen.