Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rock at Mic Mac Lake

I took my kids to Tettegouche State Park over spring break (first week of April).  We stayed in the park's hike-in cabins.  We did the same trip last year.  This year's trip was decidedly more winter-like.  I'm pretty sure the wind chills were below zero on our hike out.  I was sure it was winter's last hurrah.  But as I write this, we are in the middle of a blizzard.

The rock pictured above was located on Mic Mac Lake, in a little inlet near the cabins.  I think it jutted out into the lake from the edge of bog.  It was covered in a variety of mosses and lichens; each side of the rock featured a slightly different assortment.  I was drawn to the rock when I first spotted it and visited it twice during our trip.  One visit was by myself, and the second was with my youngest daughter.

A. Rock Posy - Rhizoplaca sp.
B. Rock Tripe - Umbilicaria sp.
C. various crustose lichens
D. Rock Shield - Xanthopamelia sp.
E. insect eggs?
F. various moss species