We took a drive a few days ago on the Hana Highway and spotted this.
It is lichen, on a tree, in the middle of the rain forest. We didn’t touch it or alter it in any way. Lichen is basically a composite organism made up of a fungus and an algae of some sort, obviously a very happy relationship.
Just one more example of the aloha spirit found throughout Hawaii.
I suppose the view below could be why the lichen smiles!
Aloha and mahalo (thank you) for stopping by.
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