While on a camping trip to Uwharrie national Forest in NC, I noticed a small piece of lichen that appeared to be moving.
When I looked closer I found that it was actually a small pill bug covered in the lichen! I found it fascinating that bugs could disguise themselves in such ways. Can you spot it among the rust and dirt on an outdoor grill?
Lichen is actually a type of fungus and algae that grows on rocks and trees. One cool fact about lichen is that they help absorb toxins in the atmosphere. You can read more from the US Department of Agriculture about Lichen here.
See if you can find any cool camoflauge in nature and send us a picture!
by Judah L.