6 responses to “Parmelia sulcata”

  1. michael aman

    Cora, this is just a wonderful write-up. Thank you. I remember finding my first hummingbird’s nest cemented to the inside wall of an abandoned silo when I was about seven years old. I was amazed by how very small it was.

  2. Cherries

    Wow! I cannot wait to test the chemical reaction on lichens with my clients in the Alps! I do it on geological walks with the limestone, but this is going to be amazing! Thanks for the info!

  3. Bonnie

    I learned something new about lichen, and about hummingbirds! Although I saw a crane flying backward one early morning. Maybe I was half asleep.

  4. Sue Vargas

    Karen’s photo of the hummer on the nest is fabulous. It captures the personality of the little critters.

  5. Sarah Sandoval

    Thank you for the wonderful article! I love seeing lichens as selections for Plant of the Day, and your article really brings them to life.

  6. Connie Hoge

    This is a beautiful and subtle photo. I love lichens, perhaps my maiden-name “Potter” has something to do with my susceptibility to their charms. And indeed, Cora’s article is genius. It celebrates the interconnectedness of life on earth.

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