Thursday, September 2, 2010
The tree must be very old to have gotten this licheny. Tufts of pale green Usnea join the foliose species that cling as frilly pale gray and green mats to the Apple bark. Lichens may cover a tree but they don't sap its strength. The closer you get to the coast, the younger the forest is that's draped with lichens.
This brown water lake along Highway 333 south west of Halifax, is very close to the sea, but separated from the salt water. Fred has walked some of the shores, but hasn't found any mollusc shells.
Posted by Aleta Karstad at 9:47 PM