Golden Shield Lichen II Golden Shield Lichen (Xanthoria parietina) is a lichen which is very hard to miss, such is its bright colour. March 2017, local wood, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2017. Camera used Nikon D7200 with Sigma 105mm macro lens. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 10 thoughts on “Golden Shield Lichen II” Add yours Nice shots. The second one almost looks like the inside edge of an octopus’ tentacle. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you, David 🙂 Yes, I thought the same when looking at them through my view finder and thought they resembled the suckers from a tentacle. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Love Lichen. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful colour and pattern. Very nice! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Belinda 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great photos! Interesting the name has the word ‘golden’ in it…. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 It is usually a bright yellow or orange colour, but can also be green if it grows in the shade. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks for explaining!! Quite beautiful!! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s good that you were able to identify this colorful lichen. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply This is quite common here and one of the easier lichens to identify. Many are not so easy 🙂 LikeLike Reply Your thoughts ... Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.