A Small Snow Cave

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A small snow cave partially covers ed blister lichen (Physcia stellaris)  growing on a limb in our dawn redwood tree. It’s also called a star rosette lichen. It’s a foliose lichen — a leafy looking lichen (say that three times fast). They reproduce by spores, which is the black in each disc.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Nice shot of the lichen!

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  2. Fascinating! It looks like the little discs are opened and each trying to catch a drop of water from the ice. 🙂

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