Saturday, April 29, 2017

Pic Today 4/29/17





LIKING LICHEN

In the natural world,
we're surrounded by lichens.
On trees, on rocks.
All around us.

They are living, growing things.
Yet, we pay little attention to lichen.

There are some 20,000 known lichens,
composite organisms which are 
part algae, part bacteria
and living on a host organic surface.

They're not plants, not moss,
but a symbiotic fungi growth.
In a wide range of colors.

Lichen are thought to be the
"oldest living thing."

(Next hike, see how many
different lichen you can find.)

6 comments:

  1. I love this thing!

    What should we do without it

    Big hugs

    Anita

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  2. Buena investigación y buenas imágenes Rick. Hay vida en todos los lugares.
    Un abrazo

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  3. Todos los lugares albergan islas de luz que desconocemos.

    Y en todos ellos algo nuevo aprendemos.

    Mi abraz☆

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  4. Muy buenos esos acercamientos a los líquenes, el segundo es increíble.
    Un abrazo

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  5. I really liked the words
    And the image in perfect tune
    I like this a lot
    kiss
    :)

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  6. I love the images!
    Great work, Rick!
    Kisses
    Ana

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