Wednesday, March 12

LICHEN



It measures 1 1/4" across. I found it today when I went out to get the mail.
A short, but serendipitous walk!

Check it out here.

13 comments:

colleen said...

I have a friend who makes earrings out of them.

Jay said...

I'm sure there are neat things on my walks too....trouble is, they're buried underneath like 8 feet of snow.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'm not sure I would recognize "lichen" if I saw it...In fact, I may see them all the time and just do not know that THAT is what this is!

Barbara said...

I have to admit that I didn't know what it was so had to look it up. I don't think I have ever seen it before. Now I am trying to imagine what Colleen's friends earrings look like....

Anna said...

I dont even know what that is. I came by to say hi...

HI JUDY!

Laura Back Again! said...

Now you just need to find a good tree to put it on... ;)
Any oaks nearby?

Peter said...

Hi Judy, there is a descripion of "Stubby and Esky" on my post for you.

Jamie Dawn said...

I've never heard of them. I read part of the wikipedia link you provided, and I have you to thank for putting another groove in my brain. It's great to learn about new things.

Mar said...

Never heard of them. A fungus?? the things I learn through blogging!!

Femail doc said...

I think you were bold to even touch it. It looks like it might have asked you to "Take me to your leader."

Sonia said...

Love lichen!

I made a post about lichen, if you have the time, check it out:
Lichens and Fungi.

Nora Christie said...

If you keep your eyes down on the ground when you walk you often find amazing things. I learned this as a kid.

Your lichen looks good enough to
eat.

PI said...

I love lichen. Half way up Porlock Hill in Somerset, if you go up the Toll road which is also the scenic route there is a stretch of rocks covered with a wonderful orange coloured lichen. Time I went to have another look.