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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

This website is for the people of Dorset interested in wildlife and for people from elsewhere interested in the wildlife of Dorset!

12 December, 2014

Lichen: Cladonia portentosa, reindeer lichen | Nature Notes

I find lichen identification extremely difficult and if anyone has any tips I would love to hear them. However, there is one lichen I think anyone can identify. All you have to do is walk out on to one the Dorset heaths and look amongst the heather and in no time at all you will find 'reindeer lichen', Cladonia portentosa. It is a very common species in heathery habitats



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Lichen: Cladonia portentosa, reindeer lichen | Nature Notes