These female Alder cones were discovered yesterday after falling onto a bed of moss. The cones are sometimes used by aquarists to lower water pH.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
About 15 years ago I arranged some rocks to line the perimeter of a turn-around on our driveway. At the time, I had no idea that I was creating ideal habitat for Pixie Cup lichens. This photo shows the results of many years of slow but steady growth.