Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mid-February Lichen Watching

I took a trip to the North Shore this past weekend, to look for Boreal Owls who are moving into northern Minnesota this year from boreal forests in Canada due to a shortage of prey.  While wandering through the woods I came across a stand of trees that were beautifully adorned with a variety of lichen species.  I forgot about owls for awhile and admired the variety of patterns, textures, and colors made by the lichens.