Observation 87816: Lichen P. Micheli
When: 2012-02-15
Who: Insomnia
Herbarium specimen reported

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Old Photo :,(
By: Insomnia
2012-02-16 21:41:59 CST (-0500)

Unfortunately, it is an old photo.

But fortunate enough, I have lots of Lichen eye candy to upload tomorrow. LOTS. The Oak tree that fell down in my yard two years ago, that I have been too lazy to chop, sure is paying off! I am tempted to just let the lichen have it. Its been nearly only 2 weeks since I last checked it, and its getting a bit warmer and soggier here now that the snow is melting. I just checked it tonight and WOW! The tree is seriously COVERED from end to end with species upon species. It is the most colorful 60 foot down tree (that used to be an eye sore) I have ever seen. Jason this tree is your dreamland. Lol. I will show you the beauty soon. I will give you a link to my image hosting gallery when all the images I took tonight are uploaded. And thankfully I will be able to get the rest photographed with brilliant macro in the morning sunlight tomorrow.

Ever go out on a foray and find yourself so sidetracked with every little thing you stumble upon along the way, that it becomes night before you even get to the part you wanted to check? Ha. Nature :)

Ill message ya soon bud.

By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2012-02-16 16:47:38 CST (-0500)

Can verify with K test - should be K or only slightly reddish.

The gray thing has the look of Phaeophyscia or maybe Physciella. Both genera have K- cortex (as opposed to the K+y cortex of Physcia, the other option). It would be good to get a closer look at it.

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