Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, for the week of January 11, 2016, is Lichens Form Layers on Rocks, Trees, and Many Other Surfaces. The 4 min./25 sec. episode, available online at http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/2016/01/episode-298-1-11-16-lichens-form-layers.html, gives an introduction to the widespread and varied world of lichens and the role of water relations in their ability to colonize many surfaces.
Lichens are the theme for this one of the many larger-than-like “Hokie Bird”statues found around Blacksburg, Va.
Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org. Have a listen or two!