Saturday, 11 September 2010

Nature Walk 7 of 8


11 comments:

  1. Ah ... restoreth my soul. Now where was I not that long ago, where I could shoot this sort of lichen to my heart's content?

    Yes yes ... outside Wauchope ...

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  2. Love the textures and soft colours!

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  3. Lovely. Their texture is superb!
    Have a nice weekend Joan:)

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  4. The delicate filigree of the lichens lifts well off the background, well captured.

    Aren't lichens thought to be 'indicator species' - if they thrive the environment is healthy? They must be in a good place.

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  5. Here's what I found "Lichens absorb water and minerals from rainwater and directly from the atmosphere, over their entire surface area. This makes them extremely sensitive to atmospheric pollution. As a result, there are usually very few lichens around industrial centres and towns.

    Different lichen species vary in their tolerance to pollution and therefore make very good biological indicators of levels of atmospheric pollution."

    There is very little industry in the Mountains and about the only pollution is smoke from log fires but we send that down to Sydney ... so lots of lichen around here.

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  6. Beautiful shots! Lichens are fascinating.

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  7. oh wonderful! smiling here in at my kitchen counter. thanks for noticing these, for us!

    and thanks for the educational aspect, too!

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  9. Ah, we're cousins! Here in The South we call that Spanish moss and it's usually found in huge oak trees. It's often used to great effect in creating a Gothic ambience, particularly in literature. In real life they can be a host to redbugs. Not good.

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  10. What a fascinating piece of information to carry around with me. Explains my attraction to lichens: I am always in a good place when I am with them.

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