Tag: lichen

Amber Jelly Fungus, Lichen, and Moss, Watercolor Sketch

Beautiful parasites. Look closely at nature. There’s life everywhere. There’s a plan. Take your time when inspecting, like you have all the time in the world. Time? Throw away that watch.  Stop checking your cell phone…. Get lost in exploration. Winter has some secret…

Class at Sagawau

I’m currently studying to become a Master Naturalist in the state of Illinois, a class which takes us to various locations to study different subjects. Today we were at Sagawau Environmental Learning Center, studying ornithology. Oooo birds!  This morning we went for a bird hike and…

Lichen, Moss, and Mushroom Sketch

Just look at the beautiful specimen I found while hiking last Sunday! I always like to note what the weather conditions are because I think it is so vital to what you encounter in the woods. While I was hiking it was 41°F, raining…

Lichen from the Woods Sketch

Do you remember our hiking trip on Thanksgiving Day? Well, I found the most beautiful piece of lichen growing on a section of branch. This little piece of branch was laying in the middle of the trail. Ohhhh, ahhhh! I looks like an alien…

Country Lane Woods on Thanksgiving Day

I took a 2 hour hike at Country Lane Woods on Thanksgiving morning and was very thankful I did (get it, get it), because the wildlife was out in droves! I’m not sure why. Was it because the woods were empty of humans? Did the wildlife…