Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Liking (Coastal) Lichens

My lichen identification skills have not progressed. At all. I don't carry around small bottles of sterilising bleach, potassium-hydroxide or iodine, and even if I did I wouldn't know where to start. However I do like lichens, and in particular I like the abstract patterns they create and the way that different species blend and merge on the same square foot of rock/bark/gravestone etc. So here's a few random shots of some coastal rocks and retaining walls at Heddon's Mouth last week.


Steve Gale said...

I'm with you on this Skev - I've no idea what they're called, but that doesn't take away from their visual impact.

Gibster said...

I definitely know two of them, and maybe a third too. But I'm not sharing - just in case you start to take an interest in them. Save yourself buddy, stay ignorant and potassium-hydroxide free.

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