The British are coming (they’re here)!

Last week while I was trying to remove ice and snow from the boardwalk in Explore the Wild I uncovered a familiar but still surprising sight. It was lichen growing between the cracks of the boardwalk, British Soldier lichen (Cladonia cristatella). These attractive lichen can be found just about anywhere that there is moisture and decaying wood. The red caps on the end of the thallus help the lichen stand out from others of its kind which results in makingRead more

Algae on the Falls

The waterfall and pool below the falls inside the Black Bear Exhibit has some interesting algal growth. Here’s some images: The pool is scheduled to be cleaned next weekend, so if the long, flowing, green algae appeals to your senses, whether artistic or otherwise, stop by this week because it may soon be gone. Enjoy!        Read more