Tree Beard, also known as Old Man’s Beard is a Lichen of the Usnea family. It is found throughout our forests in Nova Scotia. Tree Beard is considered a sign of a healthy atmosphere as it is particularly sensitive to air pollution. I came upon this image, in my back yard, completely by accident. Usnea blooms are rarely seen.
Sony A-900 – Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 – ISO 200 – 70mm-f6.7 – 1/750