Lichens and levelling

Sally and Duncan setting up the level

It was a trip down memory lane for Sally today, undertaking some land surveying.  Duncan required some heights for a project to install a disabled access ramp to a proposed viewing platform at Prestwick Carr.  The proposal has yet to go for planning permission and the levels will help guide the plans so that an application can be made.  We borrowed a level from an ex-colleague at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and the technical use of it came back to us relatively quickly despite a long period since either of us last used the equipment.

Duncan on the road with the staff

Sally and level

Sally was distracted by some lichens on an old interpretation board.  The board no longer says anything and will be removed when some new interpretation is ready.  The lichens are almost certainly on nearby trees but are just that bit more visible on the blue painted wood.

Parmelia sulcata

Hypogymnia tubulosa

Physcia adscendens

Xanthoria parietina


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2 Responses to Lichens and levelling

  1. viv blake says:

    WoW! Love those lichens.

  2. earlybird says:

    Yes. These are stunning.

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