This foliose lichen was seen growing in a chaparral area on native rock.
Seen growing on native rock on a steep slope within an open canopy oak woodland.
Did a double take when I saw this because at first glance I thought it was a discarded bagel! Saw it on a rainy day. Same size and color as a bagel.
Found growing on red cedar trees in front yard along road. I had seen the galls before, but today the galls had spiky outcrops that jiggled. Along the branches of some trees there was an orange, gelatinous mass. All of the trees had some galls, a few trees were covered.
A fungus (/ˈfʌŋɡəs/; plural: fungi or funguses) is a member of a large group of eukaryotic organisms that includes microorganisms such as yeasts and molds (British English: moulds), as well as the more familiar mushrooms. These organisms are classified as a kingdom, Fungi, which is separate from plants, animals, protists and bacteria. One major difference is that fungal cells have cell walls that contain chitin, unlike the cell walls of plants and some protists, which contain...