Lichen on Sandstone
Lichen on sandstone in Pine Creek Canyon. Lichen is a composite organism made up of algae and fungi, which form a symbiotic relationship.
Pine Creek Canyon is a remnant ecosystem of loblolly pines. A remnant ecosystem is the last vestige of an ecosystem type that used to be more widespred.
Red Rock Canyon is a National Conservation Area managed by the Bureau of Land Management, located just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is part of the Mojave Desert.