This Lichen lives atop a rock at Lover’s Leap in Starved Rock State Park. Though its tiny, its resilience merits appreciation.
Difference between fungi, lichen, moss and algae: https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/blogs/you-moss-be-joking-if-you-lichen-this-to-fungi
Twisted, gnarled, bent, weathered. Layers of tissue separated and wrinkled show evidence of age. Once tall, rugged and solid this giant is still a valued shelter for wildlife.