Saturday, June 6, 2009

I'm lichen it


Today I spent the first day of the rest of my life walking through the woods with my young cousin.

He is visiting from Texas and staying with my parents so we went walking through their woods to get the lay of the land.

While walking through an area that I don't hike over very often, we noticed some red color under foot in an area of where the path was soft with decaying wood.

The red is the spore of a lichen called British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella).



8 comments:

Jayne said...

I'm lichen it too! Pretty in its own way. :c)

troutbirder said...

Catching up on your posts. Very nice especially about your dad. And the twin sister story was hilarious!!!

Larry said...

Someone taught me about the British Soldier Lichen last year so I was pleased to identify it before reading your post.Nice photo

beckie said...

Very interesting-I will have to see if it grows around here. Something I could show the granddaughters whe we take walks in the woods. Hope you are enjoying your visit with your cousin.

June said...

WOW! A name from American History. And so RED!

Vickie said...

Very pretty. I would have never thought it was lichen.

Kathiesbirds said...

Beautiful! I think I have seen this before.

britney said...

you are lichen is it so..
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