Sometimes it’s the little things in nature that really catch my eye. This lichen was growing on the side of a very large pine tree. I approached the tree to get a closer look at something else when I noticed the tiny, bright red blooms on the lichen. Who knew that lichen actually bloomed?
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Stunning. Love the abstractness.
Hard to say without seeing them up closer, but these may be British Soldier Lichens (Cladonia cristatella). I just did a post about the ones on my land, growing on an old pine stump.
Wow! Like you I spend a lot of times outdoors, and I’ve see lichens all the time, but never in bloom. Very nice catch!