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Observer

davidfbird

Date

May 21, 2022 12:43 PM EDT

Description

On conifer on Red Barn Motel grounds. Base is concolorous with the branches. Branches are covered in papillae. Fibrils are rare.There are red spots on the branches. Medulla white, thin; axis thick, unpigmented. Medulla K-, C-, PD+ orange-red.

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What

Tattered Jellyskin Lichen (Scytinium lichenoides)

Observer

davidfbird

Date

November 4, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

Description

On a mossy calcareous boulder. Wrinkled thallus with lobules and spiky extensions at the margin. Single-cell cortex. The thallus is a maze of hyphae and Nostoc chains. Abundant external (or internal?) growth of Gloeocapsa colonies and filaments of "Calothrix/Rivularia" (I forget the species name assigned to species with this morphology in lichens). The latter is spectactularly yellow, both filament and sheath, when mounted in hydroxide. The former are brilliantly purple. The whole is just carnival-coloured. Both Calothrix and Nostoc carry heterocytes, the former basal and the latter intercalary. Both Calothrix and Gloeotrichia were shared with an adjoining black jelly lichen that I have yet to put a name to - the one with those white patches. What a treat all around.

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What

Bighorn Lichen (Cladonia cornuta)

Observer

lesliejoan

Date

October 2022

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What

Poison Ivy Leaf-miner Moth (Cameraria guttifinitella)

Observer

samuelbrinker

Date

October 1, 2022 03:28 PM EDT

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What

Blue-spotted Salamander (Ambystoma laterale)

Observer

richisoutside

Date

September 28, 2022 04:06 PM EDT

Description

Under firewood pile

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What

Eastern Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes)

Observer

davidfbird

Date

August 14, 2022 02:07 PM EDT