October rains have come to the Pacific northwest and the lichens have exploded, especially in the Cascades and foothills. This is Vulpicida canadensis a bright yellow foliose lichen with large brown apothecia. Typically found on the easterly side of the Cascade mountains on the lower limbs of Ponderosa pine trees.
Spotted on lower limbs of Ponderosa pine trees near the Cle Elum river. East side of Cascade mountains. 2000 ft.
Lat: 47.23, Long: -121.07
Spotted on Oct 26, 2018
Submitted on Oct 28, 2018