Nordic lichen Society Steinkjer 3-6 august 2015
Day 1 in the field at MOKK old coppar mine
in use 1670 to 1786
MOKK coppar mine
First excursion in the field tuesday 4 of august!
Foto och text (with help of Staffan Wall and others) Aimon Niklasson
Martin Westberg and Maria Prieto working on a stone on the way to the mine
Preparation for mosquitos but not a bite during the week! Maybe even something to bother about??
Einar Timdal study group
Håkon Holien (blue) and Einar Timdal and study group partly in work!
Blechnum spicant lots of them and with sporophytes
We reached the bottom of the mine area with many colourful lichens
among others Lecidea silacea
Originally recognized by the Norwegian
Sören Christian Sommerfelt
Einar Timdal prepare for genetic sequencing of Stereocaulon vesuvianum
Barcoding keep fingers away!
Collage of colours!
Samples from the upper part of the mine
Different colours in upper part of mine
Aspicilia myrinii growing in a wet place high up
Porpidia ochrolemma with soral
Rhizocarpon oederi and Tremolechia atrata down right
Miriquidica atrofulva and Lecidea salicea considered so in the field
Tholurna dissimilis! Håkon Holien said he run up the top of the mountain to find this rare species on the top af a bird used spruce!
Needs to be seen twice! There is also a Lecanora, maybe circumborealis
Beauty of its own! Einar Timdal prepared this lichen from small pieces of chewing gum and bluberries!
honestly I missed the name! but found it in
Stridvalls lichen gallery
as Lecidea leucothallina
I think its one of the most beautiful lichens I have ever seen
Upper part of the mine
The way we arrived
Surroundings with old spruces maybe with Tholurna?? if used by birds!
Way to the bus!
Bellemerea subsorediza K+yellow/red and with soredia and broad dark zone around!
Time for lunch
If still not busy
Lunch without mosquitos! in the sun
Reidar Haugan, Mika Bendiksby from Norway and Staffan Wall from Sweden braking lunch for something more interesting?
Nice workingplace for a lichen researcher! Martin Westberg Sweden
Håkon Holien talking with Maria Prieto (Spain)
A little bit more sun on part of the old mine
Fredrik Jonson Sweden, Harald Bratli Norway and Ulrika Nordin Sweden looking for Ochrolechia..??
Old silverpine without Xanthoria and no suspected Tholurna in the binoculars
Considered in the field to be a possible Ochrolechia alboflavescens
Will be bar-coded! in order to know.
Fredrik and Håkon discuss after sampling for bar coding
Drosophila intermedia and a twig of Betula nana I thought when I took the picture, the problem is that D. intermedia is not known so far north (Lid, Flora of Norway) so maybe its a not so well developed D anglica. Maybe I have to come back to check!
We found a big stone block with interesting mosses and lichens. Vagn Alstrup was very happy here but unfortunately he is no longer with us.
Trentepohlia iolithus a redcoloured green algae freeliving
Time for a moss Bartramia pomiformis
Probably Mnium spinosum
Nice form of a cushion moss
Calcium rich caves at the creek!
Waterfall with caves and calcium again
At the farm where the bus waited we found the beautiful Parnassia palustris
At the hotel Staffan showed me a possible Parmelia serrana
however not known in Norway according to latest nordic lichen flora and not so easy to confirm
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