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Monday, February 8, 2010

Macro Monday


 Driftwood Rim Lichen
(Lecanora xylophila)
Ried State Park
Maine

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Driftwood Rim Lichen is an encrusting lichen with a light colored thallus and numerous brown or brick red fruiting bodies, encircled by a thallus-colored rim. Sometimes this lichen will cover large areas of driftwood
that has beached high in the intertidal.

Source:  http://www.beachwatchers.wsu.edu/island/beachlog/documents/april08.pdf

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5 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

I love the little details that are in focus!

Heather said...

Very interesting. Nice shot you got here!

jay said...

What a great picture! I love finding different lichens and this one is a beauty! Well spotted, and well photographed, too!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Karen: I so enjoy all the forms that lichen takes.

Natural Moments said...

Natures decorative beads.