What the day looked like, close-up – with the exception of the black mushrooms, but they seemed to fit – Many of the lichens are in fruit and gorgeously coloured and textured, and the snow has melted away, for now.
© Karen McRae, 2012
I’m not exactly sure of the correct names for all of these lichens but I have dubbed them collectively Cladonia Seussimilis, for to my eye they appear rather Seussian in form. And I like the way it sounds.
I believe the beautifully tiered fountain-like ones, are actually called Ladder Lichen, Cladonia cervicornis.
I’m a bit smitten with them…
All images © Karen McRae, 2012