A wasp (Vespula vulgaris) hovers over “pink earth” (Dibaeis baeomyces) collected from road side in Eastern Connecticut. This tiny pioneer lichen can colonize large patches of bare ground. Take a look at the ground next time your outside. The tiny world is spectacular!
Specimen provided by Dr. Bernard Goffinet at The University of Connecticut. A forest of lichen is coming soon! Get excited!
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