Lichen 03.02.2013

Sarra

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Had my dog out today - looking for something to photograph and this is what I came up with.
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Teegate

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Very nice! Spring is right around the corner.

Guy
 

Sarra

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Guy,

Thank you! I cannot wait till things really get popping outside! Aside from this lichen and the teaberries I didn't see too much color today.
 

Teegate

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Nice!

So you have been around a while and are now posting. What can we expect photo wise to see from you this summer? Do you photograph plants for the most part?

Guy
 

Sarra

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I'm a horticulturist by trade, I work on a flower farm in Jackson. So, most of my photographs are of plants. This Spring and
Summer I hope to concentrate not only on the plants but also some landscape and architecture. I was looking at some maps and I am trying to come up with a few locations that are not my usual pine barren haunts.
 

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Very nice Sarah! I like the cedar picture best. I am also dreaming of warmer days!

It is nice to see that you are still into photography, and the Pine Barrens!
 
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Sarra

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Lovely! I love British soldier lichen. It provides some hidden color in the pines during the drab winter.

Here are a few of my lichen & fungus photos from the past month.

Bass River S.F.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36452296@N00/8491053100/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36452296@N00/8489956165/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36452296@N00/8489962493/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/36452296@N00/8489958113/






Franklin Parker Preserve
http://instagram.com/p/UZtpJgKYdv/

I checked out your flickr and instagram - added you as a contact. Great pics!
 

Sarra

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bobpbx

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That would be Tin Soldier Lichen,it supposedly resembles the red helmets of a British soldier.

Al, I've never heard the term "Tin Soldier Lichen". I've always heard it called "British Soldier Lichen". I've noticed your use of that name before. Is it a local name for that Lichen? I'm not saying it is wrong, as common names for plants are never really wrong per se, because they are never really right.
 

GermanG

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Go ahead and use the name if you like it Al. Bob is absolutely correct. Unless you misidentify the species, the only name without leeway is the scientific one. I always call spotted wintergreen striped wintergreen, even though most references use the former name. But the leaves are almost always more striped than spotted and I just think the later name is more descriptive, so that's the one I use. I also take advantage of the issue when pointing it out on walks, as it also opens up the conversation to the subject of confusion caused by multiple common names.
 

Sarra

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Ah yes, common vs. Latin. Can't wait to go back to work and struggle with people who want powderpuff bushes or beach grass. A jonquil to my grandma is a daffodil to my mom and narcissus to me.
 

Sarra

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Never caught on to Latin.Probably because I was never fond of Rome.
Aside from the occasional nice picture, easily memorizing Latin names is my only talent. Can't sing lyrics to songs I heard a thousand times, can't name movies or actors, can't tie cherry stems... But gimme a Latin name and its stuck in the gray forever.
 
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