Category Archives: A Liking for Lichens

A Liking for Lichens: Craters of the Moon

I am overdue for another chapter in my series on lichens I’ve found and photographed.  Today’s offering takes us to a place called Craters of the Moon Geothermal Walk, in the caldera just north of the town of Taupo, smack … Continue reading

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A Liking for Lichens: Finland (Part 2)

I have had many comments on the little bit of lichen that helped to adorn my recent photo of the Hepaticus flowers, and a number of you have asked for more of my lichens, so here’s another chapter.  During an … Continue reading

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A Liking for Lichens: Australia (Part 2)

I have had so many favorable responses to the last post in my lichen series that, for my third, I’d like to stay in Australia and present three more photographs.  I made the first two below in Tasmania on the … Continue reading

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A Liking for Lichens: Weaning Paddock

It was spring in Tasmania—September 16, to be precise—and I had the whole weekend free for exploration.  I’d spent Friday night in Launceston and had driven southwestward around Great Lake, then back to the northwest through Deloraine to Devonport for … Continue reading

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A Liking for Lichens: Finland

A lichen is not a single organism, but rather it is a combination of two organisms which live together intimately. Most of the lichen is composed of filaments of a fungus, but living among the filaments are algal cells, usually … Continue reading

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