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Mr. Wolffia sporting a fresh mustache and beard of hair lichen (Bryoria fuscescens). Numerous minute soralia are scattered along the branches, appearing like tiny white dots (red circles in right image). This fruticose species was collected from the limbs of a western larch (Larix occidentalis) in northern Montana. The beard actually looks better than Mr. Wolffia's own facial hair, and it is edible in an emergency.

The rubble in foreground is the approximate site of the original Life Science Building and offices where Professor Armstrong taught full-time for nearly 1/27th of a millennium. To the east is a Torrey pine (Pinus torreyana), and in the distance (north) is the new Science Building and Owens Peak. This image was taken on day 2758 of the 3rd millennium.

Santiago Peak Volcanic Rock On Owens Peak