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Lichen Spotting – A Bush Walking Pleasure

Fruticose lichens and mosses coating an Acacia

Fruticose lichens and mosses coating an Acacia

Lichen spotting while bushwalking has developed as a pleasure for Judy and I when out and about. What started as a casual observation as we walked has become a more focused approach with a greater appreciation of their variety and beauty. Lichen spotting now forms one of […]

Epiphytes – Wonderful Garden Plants

Backlit Stag Horn Fern

Backlit Stag Horn Fern

Epiphytes are remarkable plants that have evolved to grow on the branches, trunks and leaves of other plants without deriving nourishment from their host plant. They make no contact with the soil. Moisture and nutrients are absorbed from the air and from the decay of accumulated humus, which includes animal […]

Magnificent Trees – Figs

Ficus benjamina Anzac Park

Judy with a huge, spreading Ficus benjamina Anzac Park

Judy and I have met a lot of magnificent trees in our travels and it is difficult to choose a favourite group. I guess eucalypts are top of our list, but the one that takes the prize for a combination of tenacity and majesty are […]

Lichens

Rock encrusted with lichens

Lichens on granite Bald Rock NP NSW

Beautiful but often Overlooked

On a recent day trip to Binna Burra we stopped to enjoy the view of Mt Warning from Rosins Lookout near Beechmont and noticed that the tree trunks in the small park were encrusted with lichens – it was eye catching. (Location details […]