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Old 08-29-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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There are some great and strange looking lichens in the woods. Fungi, lichens, moss and flowers make interesting walks. Here are a couple of lichens. Peppermint Drop Lichen, Icmadophila ericetorum and Devilís Matchstick, Pilophorus acicularis.
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I always enjoy seeing lichens...makes me feel like things have been there a really long time...and that it is a healthy environment.

I've never seen these two before. Thanks for sharing.
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I'll try to post a couple each day.
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Cool.

I look forward to it.
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Two for today. Here is the Worm Lichen, Contraverba blanca, and the Christmas Lichen, Cryptothecia rubrocincta.
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Two more lichens that I don't know. The Christmas one looks a little like reindeer lichens which I have seen
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Super cool, Kildale! I like to look at the mosses and lichens when we hike in the woods. The family joke is that one day I'm going to walk smack-dab into a bear because I'm too busy looking DOWN at plants
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I can safely say that I have never seen, or been aware of if I have, any of those lichens before, except, perhaps, the christmas lichen, which looked somewhat familiar...

Great to learn about and see new things!
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Thanks so much for the great pics and the ID's. I love lichens and cherish the rocks on which I have them although I know very little about them other than that it's a combination 'organism'?, algae and fungus. For the Peppermint Drop Lichen, do
the apparent mushrooms represent the flowering fungus of the plant? And the worms?
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:10 PM   #10
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I would assume that they are although my main interest is taking photos of everything. I go with the top naturalist in the area for woodland and marine species also birds and flowers. That is how I'm able to add the correct names. Two for today, Bullís-eye, Placopsis gelida and Gray-orange Disk Lichen, Lecidea lapicida
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