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I Like Lichens!

Lichen is one of the more common organisms living in your very own yard or local park, but we tend to look right past it most of the time. I found some on my neighbor’s mailbox: This is the common greenshield lichen, aka Flavorparmelia caperata, which is native to the U.S. We see it everywhere growing on trees and rocks, but you probably never think very much about it. Somewhere along the way, you may have learned that it is a combination of two forms of life…or…something lik

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