Chocolate chip lichen / Solorina crocea
This is NOT my main photo today! Just wanted to add it to an album.
This photo from my archives was taken on 7 August 2011, when I went with friends to Kananaskis. In the morning, we walked through the forest, following the shore line as far as the Sarrail Falls, and after lunch, we hiked the Mt. Everest trail. I will add the information given under one of his photos taken this hike, by late friend, Doug Waylett, who was very knowledgeable about lichens. My photo was taken when the lichen was very dry.
"Solorina crocea 'Orange Chocolate Chip Lichen', An unmistakable foliose lichen, especially when wet, growing on the soil along a trail, I had just sprayed this specimen with water to bring out the green color. When dry it is quite a drab brownish gray. Upper Kananaskis Lake trail, Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta, 7334August 07, 2011."