From Devil’s Matchsticks to Powderhorns

Year of Natural Scotland - Lichens in Miniature Is it a plant? An animal? No it's a fungus, well actually it is a lichen,  a compound organism comprising a fungus, an alga and sometimes a cyanobacterium. They co-exist in a mutually beneficial partnership: the algae and/or cyanobacteria are protected from the environment by the fungal… Continue reading From Devil’s Matchsticks to Powderhorns