Everyday Nature

Bear hair lichen mustache. 

Bear hair lichen mustache. 

Kapok bark. That’s my mother, for scale. 

Kapok bark. That’s my mother, for scale. 

This tree, from the Kalamalka Research Station in Kelowna, BC, shows the clear signs of a graft. It has been a while since I took this, but it looks like a Doug-fir from the cones. 

This tree, from the Kalamalka Research Station in Kelowna, BC, shows the clear signs of a graft. It has been a while since I took this, but it looks like a Doug-fir from the cones. 

Someone removed bark from this tree on Vancouver Island long ago, so now it wears a “culturally modified tree" ribbon. 
#BarkWeek

Someone removed bark from this tree on Vancouver Island long ago, so now it wears a “culturally modified tree" ribbon. 

#BarkWeek

krummholz birch in the snow in Northern Finland, 2009. #BarkWeek

krummholz birch in the snow in Northern Finland, 2009. #BarkWeek

Bark as substrate for fungus. Missouri, 2009. #BarkWeek

Bark as substrate for fungus. Missouri, 2009. #BarkWeek

Side view of sequoia bark. Taken At Whitman in Walla Walla. 

Side view of sequoia bark. Taken At Whitman in Walla Walla. 

Bark beetle dammage. This scientist is showing me the traces of bark beetles on this tree, I think a Norway spruce, in Białowieża forest in northeastern Poland in 2008. #BarkWeed

Bark as art. Munich, summer of 2008. 

Bark as art. Munich, summer of 2008. 

#BarkWeek

#BarkWeek