Teamwork

Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN2

As I was running to catch a train at Brighton Station, I spotted this lovely yellow stuff.

I’m sure that lots of you know that it is Lichen, but did you know that a lichen is formed when an alga and a fungus club together in a joint effort to create something that is more than the sum of their separate parts?

They each bring their individual, complimentary skills to the partnership. This results in some yellow stuff (or green or white or orange), that is not only lovely, but also very clever and interesting.

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2 Comments

  1. Cate says:

    That’s an amazing fact. I shall tell my friends later on!

  2. ‘amazingly’ I did! something to do with my mother having worked in a Botany dept , and the fact that my photogprahy is a lot about nature too. http://carolinescamera.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-beauty.html

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