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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!

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20 March, 2015

Lichen: Lecanora conizaeoides | Nature Notes from Dorset

This is a lichen everyone will have seen but only those with a particular interest will have taken any notice of or given any thought to! Not only is it totally insignificant to look at it has a very difficult name to say, let alone remember, it is Lecanora conizaeoides.
This lichen does not look like anything other than some boring, crusty, possibly mouldy skin but it is, indeed, a lichen and is probably our most common lichen at that. It can be found primarily on tree bark and it is probably most notable on oak trees; there can hardly be an oak tree in Dorset that does not bear some of this lichen on it somewhere. It does also occur on walls, rocks and even soil.

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