Evernia prunastri, abundant but dry as a bone in summer on another record drought year. Two distinct colors could still be made out visually, though they look a bit vague in this photo.
This piece is about 6 cm across.
abundant on live-oaks
Brown-eyed wolf lichen. The wolf lichens on this ridge only seemed to grow on incense cedar - where it thrived, especially on branches that looked dead - but not other conifers.
Too high up to check underneath
A wind storm blew through the Spokane area 5 days ago. Several trees were knocked down in town, and also on the trail I was on this morning. These lichens were on a branch of a fallen Douglas fir.
The Parmeliaceae is a large and diverse family of Lecanoromycetes. With over 2000 species in roughly 87 genera, it is regarded as the largest family of lichen forming fungi. The most speciose genera in the family are the well-known groups: Xanthoparmelia (800+ species), Usnea (500+ species), Parmotrema (350+ species), and Hypotrachyna (190+ species).