I never knew about this species of lichen #wolf_moss that grows on the trees in Lake Tahoe and here is description link http://www.examiner.com/article/tahoe-travel-101-what-is-wolf-moss-at-lake-tahoe. by: Elizabeth Sedway, TahoeKidsGuide.com
With the recent rains at Lake Tahoe many plants, and in this case lichens, are more abundant at Lake Tahoe.
Wolf Moss, otherwise known as Letharia vulpina, grows on the trunks and branches of trees at Lake Tahoe. Wolf Moss is a fruticose lichen. The word fruticose means “shrubby”. The Wolf Moss, as seen in the picture at the right, grows in shrubby formations. Very sensitive to air pollution, the Wolf Moss will not flourish in areas with poor air quality.
Historically, this moss was used for its poisonous properties. When used for this purpose, deer carcasses were stuffed with this moss. When wolves in the area ate the carcasses, the moss would poison and kill them. Native Americans would boil the moss and coat arrowheads, creating in poison arrowheads.
On the brighter side, the moss was also used by Native Americans to make yellow dye.
(at Tahoe Rim Trail)
A freshly painted and drawn ode to the tasty #crawfish of #lake_tahoe (at Tahoe Park Beach)
A real bonafide #crawfish fest at #lake #tahoe with a perfect spice laden and cook prep by Reid Carlsen … A feast for the eyes and tastebuds (at Tahoe Rim Trail)
Into the #boil the #tahoe #crawfish descend and begin the journey to dinner (at Tahoe Rim Trail)
#crawfish from the beautiful waters of #lake #Tahoe destined to be a dinner deluxe. (at Tahoe)
#chambers_landing at #lake #tahoe sketchbook painted view ink watercolor #wittnebel close up (at Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant)
#chambers_landing at #lake #tahoe sketchbook painted view ink watercolor #wittnebel (at Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant)
#chambers_landing #tahoe out of this world and into another world of pure color light and sensibility (at Chambers Landing Bar and Restaurant)
Early morning #painting blues at lake #Tahoe #wittnebel (at Beach At Lake Tahoe)
A quick stop at #Ryujin #ramen house in #Sacramento for #kurogoma tantan (at Ramen House Ryujin ~龍神~)
Last call for the #August #2014 Summer Issue of the #Oaktown magazine digital version, going fast … (at Blue Bottle Coffee)
A selection of #drawings and #paintings of #Japan is now complete as a presentation… (at Acalanes Ridge Trail)