Lichens

Lichens – The First Pioneers

One of the most active volcanoes of the world, the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii frequently erupts  with lava flows to the ocean. The lava hardens into new land where forces began to break down the igneous rock into a hospitable place for plants to grow. In addition to the physical forces of weathering, lichens contribute […]

Fifty Shades of Green

The winter woodlands is a dismal place with lifeless trees and shrubs, dried dead flowers and grasses and exposed decaying leaf litter and twigs. If you look beyond this bleak landscape, you will discover an intriguing world of plant-like organisms called lichens inhabiting the nooks and crannies of tree bark, fallen branches and boulders. Although […]