One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve

Hey Folks, this is a bit of stretch for being local. This photo came to us from one of our field correspondents in the mountains of West Virginia. It is a native plant and somewhat appropriate for what we’re seeing in the neighborhood this season.

Mystery #35

Give me a guess on the low grayish plant in the center.


It’s reindeer lichen! The plant got its name either because of the branching like structure of its growth which reminded humans of antlers, or because deer eat it. I couldn’t get a straight answer, but it’s a fun one to know.


Drop us a nut to find!

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