A Wet Lichen

This lichen is on the bark of a tree in our yard.  Lichens take on stronger colors when they are wet, as this one was.

I leafed through my book Lichens of North America, by Brodo, Sharnoff, and Sharnoff.  It is a huge, coffee-table book with great photos of lichens–highly recommended if you can find a copy.  I was a little intimidated by the diversity of the group, however, and gave up in my attempts to identify this one.




About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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3 Responses to A Wet Lichen

  1. Ilona says:

    You can post photos of lichens on http://mushroomobserver.org/observer/intro and you may get an ID.

  2. Pingback: Birds help lichen grow | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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