While there is no snow in my yard, ice and snow persist in the shadier spots in the woods.
The moss, already green, waits patiently for the snow to melt.
While looking for very rare Boreal Felt lichen, I came across Ghost Antler lichen which is classified as a "Species of Special Concern". Finding BFL in my woods would be a real thrill and would also ensure my woods would never be developed -- so you can see my selfish motivation for looking for it.
|Ghost Antler lichen|
A close examination shows the difference from the common Old Man's Beard lichen which you see quite often.
|Old Man's Beard|
No matter what the time of the year there's a lot to see in the woods.
Why don't you meet me here tomorrow and we'll go for a walk together.