In 2013, a terrible fire ravaged this North Shore municipality. Since then, the landscape has come alive again.
Lichen, a win-win association
Trees and rocks are sometimes covered with a slightly dry, whitish moss. Called lichen, it is, in fact, an association between algae and a fungus. Their cells are so intertwined with one another that we need a microscope to tell them apart!
Although lichen grows in conditions that are often physically difficult, it is sensitive to pollution. It’s a good indicator of air quality.