Friday, February 24, 2012

One Random Rock On The Mountain

With all the rocks on this talus slope, wouldn't it be fun to pick one rock and closely examine what is growing on it?
   I almost picked the giant boulder on the right in this photo, but since it has enough variety to keep me posting way to long about one spot, I decided I should focus on a smaller rock.
 How about...... this one? 

  This spot (circled in black) is just to the right of the big boulder (in the first picture).  This rock has a variety of interesting lichens and a few other things I'll post about... hopefully just enough to have fun, but not be overwhelming.
   Once in awhile it's fun to make a big deal about an insignificant rock.... whether it is fossils in the rock, or the interesting things growing on the rock.
   So for the next few posts, I'll be looking closer at what is living on this random rock on the mountainside. Oh, what fun!


  1. Dana, I'm nutty for lichen ! Can't wait.

    1. Sybil,
      Yep, I know what you mean.
      We were out scouting for Bobcat sign almost can't imagine how many rocks I had to pass by without stopping for a look at the lichen.