Vacation Day 1 - Point Lobos State Reserve - shafer
Cypress Grove Trail The orange, velvety “stuff” especially noticeable on trees and rocks of the shadowed north-facing slopes is green algae. Its orange color comes from carotene, a pigment which also occurs in carrots. The plant does not harm the trees.

Cypress Grove Trail The orange, velvety “stuff” especially noticeable on trees and rocks of the shadowed north-facing slopes is green algae. Its orange color comes from carotene, a pigment which also occurs in carrots. The plant does not harm the trees.

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