A lot of people don’t live in the wettest state on earth, and so they don’t have access to this stuff for terrariums and the like- after the recent high winds, a lot of high-branch lichen species came down to the ground, so I got to collect much more variety than my usual specimens have-
Taking photographs of lichen fascinates me. At the Easton Cemetery in PA, I got a lot of really good photographs of rock lichen, which can take centuries to grow, on the oldest gravestones there. The lichen down here are PNW wood-growth lichens, which build up on the douglas firs. I have a few wardian cases full of the more unusual kinds, and taking good pictures of these is a challenge because the color and shades and tiny tiny textures are all very pale and soft.
More photos after the break.