Lace Lichen is vibrantly alive between rain showers. It does not harm the host tree, in fact it captures nutrients from the atmosphere that are then delivered to the tree's roots by rainfall. Ramalina menziesii occurs in places with clean air, where nitrogen oxides and ozone in smog are absent. Like many other lichens, it has an odd chemical pathway that absorbs sulphur, removing it from Earth's atmosphere.
This fruticose lichen was seen growing on dead wood lying on the ground in the lower riparian zone of Stockhoff Creek.
pale yellow/green forking branches with white undersides. growing on a branch.
This foliose lichen was seen on a native Northern California black walnut tree in the Jack London State Historical Park. The tree is living and the branch of residence is about 180 cm above the ground.
This fruticose Witch's hair lichen was seen hanging from a Bishop pine in the coastal forest. A. sarmentosa has been recorded previously by others at Salt Point pendent to Bishop pine.
not too sure of this one
In trees, this one blew down.