Lichen on trees is said to be a sign of high air quality standards. If this is the case Nova Scotia is a bastion of healthy air because they are to be seen in abundance and in an extremely wide variety throughout our woodlots and forests. Lichens simply attach themselves to various surfaces. They don’t burrow or drill, nor to they take any nutrients from their host. Indeed, you can often find them living on the forest floor. This is beautiful example is Alectoria, and is growing on the spruce trees throughout out woodlot.
Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm – f 2.8 – Macro – ISO 400 – f8 – 1/8.