Tag: lichens of the Smokies

  1. Image for the Asking: Lichen Tectonics

    Image for the Asking: Lichen Tectonics Rock Breaks Scissors, Lichen Eats Rock Story and image by Don McGowan One of the great wonders of our world is the capacity of a simple organism, lichen, to perform amazing feats. To set the stage for understanding lichen, we need to back up, way up, to a time some 500 million (that’s half of a billion) years ago, when the oldest rocks Read more...

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