Archive for the ‘Lichen’ Category

An eerie sort of feeling

This is a picture I took a few weeks ago over at another local park, this time Emmenegger Nature Park. I didn’t really notice it so much when I took the picture as later when I started to pursue through the pictures I had taken afterwards.

TreeLichen

It was in the middle of winter but the lichen growing on the trees had an almost neon look. I love how it stands out in the middle of the woods when everything’s so brown. I’m hoping to get back out on Saturday to take some more pictures.

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Green Librarian

Lichens versus plants

Just to follow up on an earlier post of mine from last week entitled One of a kind, those lichens, I read tonight’s article at lunch today while at work. It’s entitled “In the Race to Live on Land, Lichens didn’t beat Plants by JoAnna Klein over at the New York Times. It’s a topic that I believe was also discussed in the previous post.

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One of a kind, those lichens

So ever since I read the book Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms: The Story of the Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind by Richard Forte, I’ve been fascinated by early forms of life on this planet. Truth be told, I’ve read very little on lichens, until now.

The article is entitled “The unexpectedly weird and beautiful world of lichens” by Jaymi Heimbuch over at Mother Nature Network. I’m thinking I need to keep my eyes open for them when I’m out taking pictures.

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Green Librarian

Lichen, who knew!?

So in my last post, entitled Nature & dictionaries, I mentioned the Missouri Department of Conservation resource Conservation Connection Newsletter. Well tonight’s post, entitled “I’m Lichen It!“, comes from another of their resources, Xplor magazine for kids. As I also said last time, I know my kids are older now but it’s still a fun magazine to read, as evident by tonight’s article.

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Green Librarian