British Soldiers lichen (Cladonia cristatella)
I was not entirely happy with my first try to photograph tiny but amazing lichens known as British Soldiers, so I decided to come back for a retake a month later. After erroneously putting wrong coordinates into GPS, driving twice longer and ending up in different forest, I was so lucky to find another group of these hard to find species - and now I am really happy to show off my pics!!!
Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, N.J., November 2012