Tag Archives: Lichens

Putting Lichens in Focus

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2012 CAMP SERIES: SECTION 3 While hiking in the woods, I tend to focus on encountering things that are rare and hard to find. Yet sometimes the more common discoveries turn out to provide the most interest, if I really … Continue reading

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Freckle Pelt Lichens

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It has been a while since I have posted about lichens. I found this patch in the early morning of the fifth of July in an area around Summit Lake in Olympia, Washington. Freckle Pelt Lichen (Peltigera britannica), also known … Continue reading

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Dog Lichens

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These specimens from the genus Peltigara, are known as dog lichens. There are 90 or so species of dog lichens worldwide, and 34 are common to North America. Even though recognizing the group as a whole is fairly easy, species identification is … Continue reading

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Rock Lichens Revealed

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On the first day of 2012, I took a walk in the woods behind my house for the express purpose of finding and photographing the local lichens which grew on the trees. Later that day I wrote and posted Discovering … Continue reading

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Unidentified Lichen Discs

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The largest of these discs (apothecia) is 3mm across. I spent several hours trying to determine the species of lichen shown in the photo above. Finding the genus (Lecanora) was not difficult, but I could not narrow it down to … Continue reading

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Discovering the World of Lichens

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On a walk through the woods, most of us would probably be able to point out a couple varieties of lichens. We find them on broken branches that have fallen from the forest canopy. Others grow on shorter trees void … Continue reading

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