A week ago this Lemon had no fungi on it.
When I took it outside to photograph a superfine cloud of green spores blew off it.
on sale at grocery outlet 6 months ago. still just as delicious as the day we met.
On low (serpentine?) outcrop uphill from Bullfrog Road/trail, with abundant mosses and lichens.
This crustose lichen was observed growing on the trunk of a Quercus agrifolia. The host wild tree is estimated at about twenty years old and is around 22 cm DBH. The size of this patch of lichen is about three cm across, although there are numerous similar looking patches on the tree trunk. This specimen is without noticeable taste, in particular no bitter taste.
This lichen specimen was seen cohabiting the Quercus douglasii twig with several other (mostly foliose) lichen species. The subject of this observation is the dominant lichen in the image, epitomized by image upper right. This is from the same tree as the previous observation of a Teloschistes lichen.
On (schist?) at major saddle on Bear Ridge, between Buck Lake and Devils Punchbowl.
This crustose lichen was seen fully adnate to native rock on the forest floor of a mixed oak woodland. The size of this specimen is about nine by eight cm.