Lichens: Nature’s Weather Instruments

Lichens: Nature’s Weather Instruments by Erica Soon Olsen Broadcast 10.1 & 10.4.2019 Listen:   While walking on the Kim Williams trail just outside of Missoula, I found myself noticing the abundant growth of lichens on the cliffs beside the trail. The...

Enter the World of Lichens

Story and photos by Tim Wheeler You’ve probably noticed them: dangling above a forest trail, covering rocks atop an alpine peak, colonizing fence posts and the bark of urban trees. These bizarre shapes and colors that decorate our world are a group of organisms,...