old growth deer lichen, 2012

Deer lichen old growth - March, 2012

On March 25, 2012 I tried to relocate the glorious "old growth" patch of deer lichen right by the highway, that I had found in 2007. The patch had struck me with its pristine condition. I wondered if it would stay that way, and set a goal. Over the years it has been repeatedly run over by a roadside mower. The patch in this photo is similar but not exactly the same. See greater detail in the Flash-based Zoomify photo. I could not find the previous location. Everything in the short 50-foot area has changed so I can't identify a tree or any other plant that I see in the old photo. I have the feeling that the lichen is diminished but 1, I've lost interest in tracking that and 2, my approach is not sufficiently scientific to have clear precise results. See a Zoomify photo, Zoomify closeup or the photo closeup.

See the Zoomify photo, Scenic 30-A or Lookout 2007, sites.

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