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Friday, December 27th 2019

There are some species that we know where to look at certain times of the year.  Amber Jelly has grown on an old Willow along Risedale Beck for several years, but has been conspicuous by its absence recently, until today.  The damp conditions encourage it to remain jelly-like.  If it dries up then so too does the fungus.

Lichens also appreciate dampness and they stand out against the dark branches that they are growing on.  Something caught my eye.  A closer look revealed a tiny water droplet on a single silken strand. 

Some lichens grow and almost look like little gardens.  They are often associated with moss.

You need the right sort of water for the lichen cups to catch a droplet of water and remain there!


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