Found some striking red tipped lichen

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A couple of days ago I noticed the lichen growing on a piece of old wood had red on the tips of the green stalks. today I had another look and the red tips were even more distinctive.

I took some photos on my mobile phone, see below.

I have done a Google search and it would seem these are one of the Cladonia order of lichens, most probably cladonia cristatella commonly known as British Soldier Lichen.

I will be making a point of keeping an eye on them to see how they develop.

British Soldier - Lichen

British Soldier - Lichen 3

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