"Did you hear what the algea said to the fungus?
"I've taken a lichen to you."
Lichens consist of a fungus (for structure) and an algea (to do photosynthesis). They are symbiotic--there are evidently many combinations of various fungi…"
"That's British Soldier. Master gardener and indigenous plant protector Janet Dickerson, my mom, says that it's not threatened and it is often collected to be used in terrariums. As kids, I remember mom telling me to, "Leave it…"
"Your shots of pancake mushrooms are spectacular! The detail is really stunning. This birch is down in kind of a gully in Houdek Dunes so it was hard to tell its height. It is unusual to see an old birch that is this full, isn't it?"
"Well I can identify this out by checking out the US Forest Service website for lichens in Michigan: squamules (squamulose) - small foliose lichen structures that are attached to their substrate by one end, like a shingle; several of these structures…"