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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:47 pm    Post subject: Something very different Reply with quote

Storm Desmond brought down this stick with lichens and fungi attached. I spotted it while walking beside a much-flooded Lough Gartan today. It was the striking silver of the underside of the large lichen that first caught my eye; when I turned the stick over I was amazed by the vividness of the green upper side. The little amber-coloured fungi are beautiful, too.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow they are wonderful
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look somewhat like seaweed
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lichen and fungi are beautiful but so hard to id!
I wonder if first is Lobaria pulmonaria.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Lobaria+pulmonaria%29&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwioyv38u8nJAhVHaRQKHZNyB3kQ_AUIBygB&biw=1536&bih=728#imgrc=Le077DsOCQglBM%3A
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done, SS! It does look very like Lobularia Pulmonaria. I wouldn't know the first thing about identifying them. I just recognise some of those that are common around here.

Some lichens used to be utilised to dye Donegal tweed in the old, hand weaving days but I don't know what kind. I think children in north west Donegal used to be sent out to gather the stuff from the rocks in places like Dunlewy and Gweedore. Around the coast there are beautiful orange-tan and grey-green ones that grow close to the rocks like a crust. And Old Man's Beard is all over the place - an indicator of our clean air, I believe.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orange-tan???
A nationalistic oxymoron paradox conundrum.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an alternative to Black and Tan?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A total mishmash. You nordies are all mixed up!!!
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