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lichen

Time to look at some of the lower plants which are fascinating but complex. Lichen are compound organisms containing a fungus and alga. The fungus usually cannot survive apart from the alga and the compound organism is very different from that produced by the alga alone.

These are the three lichen easily found on the lane - there are doubtless many others. All identifications are given in good faith but are ‘as seen’ and are not based on microscopic study. Please correct!

Candelariella vitellina thumbnail Lecanora atra thumbnailPlatismatia glauca thumbnail

Candelariella vitellina Lecanora atra Platismatia glauca

In another sign of spring, a house martin was seen today and a curlew on the moor on Easter Monday.