04.07.2019 British Soldier Lichen-Cladonia cristatella

It’s been a long day, so no words…just a picture.

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I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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16 Responses to 04.07.2019 British Soldier Lichen-Cladonia cristatella

  1. shoreacres says:

    And you said nothing was blooming yet! Granted, it’s not a traditional spring flower, but it certainly is eye-catching.

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    • These don’t really stop “blooming”, Linda. They dry out a bit in the winter but still remain for all to see. Sometimes, if I am lucky, I find them on some old wood in our yard.These were on a wooden guard rail over the West Branch of the Swift River…a very narrow branch for a few more miles until it approaches the Quabbin Reservoir.

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      • shoreacres says:

        I’ve hardly begun to sort out lichens, but I have figured out that the grayish-green ones I see around the marinas are foliose. Their ability to grab a spot and hold on is remarkable; they’ll pop up in cracks between boards on the docks, particularly. I’ve never seen them on pilings, though: probably because wooden pilings are treated with something to help preserve them.

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      • I imagine whatever the pilings are treated with would be fairly toxic to most life. Lichens are tenacious though, kind of the plant kingdoms version of barnacles, and are found in all climates and on most surfaces.


  2. That super-saturated red goes nicely with the pale green.

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  3. a very merry- looking little creature

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  4. tomwhelan says:

    Such a neat subject and a fine image. I just posted a photo of them a moment ago.

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  5. melissabluefineart says:

    With a picture like this, no words are necessary!

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    • Ultimately, all work needs to stand on its own. People are often interested in the story contained within the image (painted, inked, drawn, or photographed) but if they don’t care for the image the story is lost.


      • melissabluefineart says:

        I used to feel that way but have been surprised by sales recently that sprang from the story, and that has caused me to reconsider my position. One painting sold because I changed its name from “shelf fungus” to “water dreaming” (it grew on a trunk that leaned out over water). Go figure.

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  7. bluebrightly says:

    I love British soldiers – such a fun lichen!


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