pink_lichen2-201411An interesting pink-coloured lichen reminds me of an alien landscape; Venus perhaps?

It’s the first time I’ve seen pink lichen and I like it a lot. I’ve been unable to confirm its name so if anyone knows I’d be grateful.

14 thoughts on “Venuscape

  1. So unusual! A beautiful shot. For what its worth, I encountered an algae of close to that color in the tidal pools of the Pacific Northwest this autumn. The color has to do with a specific chlorophyll which isn’t green- I wonder what eats this lichens? Best wishes, WG


    1. How interesting! It’s funny – I had been researching a different lichen a couple of weeks ago and came across pink lichen. I remarked to myself that I had never seen such lichen. Then I came across this …….


    1. Yes – all the small things. I have to come clean with this one though, Margaret, and say that it was my eagle-eyed companion who spotted this lichen. I was being entranced by yellow leaves backlit by lovely golden afternoon light at the time πŸ™‚


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