Today I have been out photographing lichen. Did you know there are over 17,000 species of it! Some of the most common and well known are: oak moss, tree lungwort, cladonia fimbriata and wolf lichen. Lots of birds use lichen as camouflage in their nests – especially long-tailed tits. It can grow on trees, fallen branches and rocks. I used my Nikon D90 camera and Sigma 105mm macro lens to snap these photos!
Published by Izzy Fry
I am a 14 year old, living in the South West of the UK, with a passion for nature and wildlife; especially photographing it! I particularly love capturing shots of birds, butterflies and bees! I have an Instagram account ( @focus.photograph.y ) where I post all of my photos and a bit about them! I also hold some contests and quizzes about nature! I am a RSPB volunteer, placing pin badge boxes locally around me and raising money for the RSPB! I am part of a group called the Young Naturalists based at Blashford Lakes. The group does a range of different activities around the nature reserve, such as: making bug houses, nest boxes, birdwatching, checking out all of the hides and much more! For my Bronze Duke of Edinburgh I am volunteering at the Main Plantlife offices. I am currently working with the Editor and Communications Team on two big features for the upcoming Plantlife magazines! I hope to inspire others love for nature and the wildlife around them! View all posts by Izzy Fry