Exploring the Landscape of Pixie Cup Lichen

Pixie Cup Lichen by Erin Ebersberger Broadcast 7.1 & 7.6.2018   Listen:   Lying on my stomach on the fringes of the forest, my view is perfect of a colony of tiny lichens. They are perched on top of a rock outcrop, beyond which lies a majestic view...

Wolf Lichen: Wallpaper Of The World’s Forests

Wolf Lichen by Danielle Gardner Broadcast 1.24.2016 Listen:   Although small and unobtrusive, an estimated 13,000 to 17,000 species of lichen spread across the Earth, from the Arctic to the equatorial tropics. One of those species, more noticeable than most,...

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,...