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Spotted this growing on the bark of a young-ish maple tree. (Tree is about 6" diameter).


Seems to be more present on the NE side of the tree

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Mostly Microbe
Mostly Microbe 9 years ago

Here's a link I've found helpful in my attempts at ID'ing lichens:

I think your photo is of the lichen that humming birds use to make their nests out of - along with some silk from spider webs.

Perhaps some kind of Pseudocyphellaria ?

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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2011
Submitted on Sep 21, 2011

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