Devil's Orchard Trail
One of the walks the signs focused on the lichen growing. Being that
lichen gets it's nutrients from the atmosphere this is a good barometer of
the air quality. Well the lichen isn't doing so good of late. There used
to be a lot more back in the 50's. As remote as Craters of the Moon is
the air quality is still bad enough to affect the lichen.
A bench, some shade, I'll take that.
I sat there thinking sad lichen thoughts.
I continued on my way and this little butterfly made me think of better things.
Then towards the end of the walk I notice where a little bunny left his
mark in the fresh cement soon after it was poured.
And I was smiling again.