Lichens & Mosses

Challenge #217 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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Mosses and lichens are two quite different plant species, and they have been a part of the ecological world for many millions of years. In this challenge, show us either lichen or moss; the beauty and interesting details that can be found in their textures, and colours. Refer to Wikipedia for Lichen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen Refer to Wikipedia for Moss: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moss Spanish Moss, an epiphyte, is NOT a true moss, and will not be accepted in this challenge. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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Moss on Tree-1
red tipped lichen
Mossy trees in winter
Spooky Tree
Dew drops
Lichens on a Branch
Pixie cup Lichen (Cladonia asahinae)
Embrace
Lichens on a Tree Bark
Lichen at the beach
Lichen Topography
Mossy Forest
A Lichen Garden
Moss on wood
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Lichens on an Old Fence Post
Moss Growing on Basalt Rock
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