My husband and I took our first trip to Lake Tahoe this past weekend for a wedding. It was such a lovely trip spending time with old friends, however, one of my favorite experiences was seeing Wolf Lichen grow naturally on our hike!
The Letharia vulpina lichen, or fungus, is chartreuse/lemon in hue and often grows on the tips of conifer tree branches. It thrives with sunlight and mostly grows in western Europe, the Pacific Northwest and the Rocky Mountains in the United States. Note that is toxic to mammals... do not eat it!