The Trail contains a never ending variety of lichens. Look down and you see Raindeer Moss. If it hasn’t rained in awhile the little balls contract. Pour some water on them and they will start to puff out. This type of lichen is a good indicator air pollution so it’s always nice to see them out in force.
Look up and you will see some light green stringy lichens that hand from the tree like Spanish moss
This is clearly worth a closer look. If you look really close you will see some cup-shaped lichens clinging to the branch.
And still another lichen with its fuzzy tentacles reaching out.
Here is a branch covered with lichens and supporting a Cardinal Airplant. It amazed me that such a small a branch could provide so much support.