LICHENS


ROSETTE LICHEN

TELOSCHISTES LICHEN

XANTHOMENDOZA LICHEN

VERRUCARIA LICHEN

SCALY STIPPLED LICHEN

SMOOTH SHADOW-CRUST LICHEN

RIM LICHEN

HAIRY SHADOW LICHEN

HOODED SUNBURST LICHEN
 


Lichens represent a beneficial composition of an algae and a fungus. They grow in colonies - often several species intermingled - on hard surfaces like the bark of trees or concrete. Only a few of the lichens found in our local area can be safely identified by photograph or hand lens in the field. They require a more rigorous study, with microscopic examinations of photographed specimens. But all of them represent a colorful and attractive addition to the other life forms found in our two nature centers.




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