2nd January


High deforested area. The light was fading fast.


Just the other day I read about a lichen whose fruiting bodies look like drops of tar. Can I find the reference? Nope.

Lecidea lithophila.

Specimen about 2cm. across.



Another lichen - Usnea fragilescens - growing on heather, which is its normal habitat.



Almost...almost...spring is upon us. These Willow buds are pushing the boundaries of reason.

And here's a philosophical question. This little shoot of leaves has appeared on an apparently dead stem of Slender St. John's Wort - Hypericum pulchrum. Given the fact that this is a perennial, is this shoot 8 months late or 4 months early?

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