Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It's a Mosstery to Me

Sometimes, interesting things are high in a tree, making binoculars a necessity. Other times, you have to lie face-down in the dirt to focus on the teeny crawling thing that caught your eye.

Now and then, all you have to do is glance down to see what you just tripped over.

Yes, it's just a stick, probably fallen from the overhanging hackberry tree, but it had an Interesting Thing attached to it.

Moss? Lichen? Alien creature bent on world domination? Beats me. I don't even know whether the bumpy things on the underside might be spores or old insect eggs.


  1. It looks like some lovely lichens - and very nice pictures of them too! I'm so glad that there are other people in this world who feel the need to look up into trees with binoculars or crawl onto the ground to look at something small at the feet, or simply observe what ever might come there way!

  2. I'd say it's a lichen but I don't know which one. With fruiting bodies too! Bonus!!