Montana Outdoors

April 27, 2013

Lichens and moss

Filed under: Lichens — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:16 pm

In my wanderings on a rainy day last week I encountered an area along a creek in a very narrow canyon where the rocks and cliffs were simply covered with moss and lichens. I personally know very little about most lichens, but thought someone might be interested in seeing them and so I am posting the following photos with no narrative except a possible identification of two of the lichen species.

Lichens and moss

Lichens and moss

Lichens and moss

Umbilicaria phaea Tuck.

Lichens and moss

Lichens and moss

Lichens and moss

Lichens and moss

Lichens and moss

Umbilicaria mammulata

Lichens and moss

Umbilicaria mammulata

Lichens and moss

Umbilicaria mammulata

Lichens and moss

Umbilicaria mammulata

Lichens and moss

Umbilicaria mammulata

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