A Universe of Forms & Textures
What struck me was what I observed to be at least three different structures the lichens had. Are they different lichen species? Or just variations of the same organism? The co-existence/competition with moss is amazing to explore as well.
Turkey Tails, Butler Creek Trail
I love how enterprising these are. Fallen log? Party time! I think these are called Turkey Tails (trametes versicolor).
These are of course nothing new to biologists, scientists, or other observant folk. I wanted to write this down as a reminder to first, stop and look. Take a moment, wherever you are (especially in nature, or in the presence of others), slow down, and just dwell on the details. Aspects of personality you’ve never noticed. Get closer, or ask questions. There are worlds — and rewards — waiting to be discovered, right in front of us.