Nature is a testament to ENDURANCE: State of surviving; Power to withstand hardship or stress; durability. If I had to choose one organism to wear capital
Efor Endurance… I would select Lichen- Symbiotic life form fueled by algae supported by fungi. Dynamic duo present on Earth 400 million years, advanced through eons of time while performing vital ecosystem roles. Colonizes in places no others can survive, pioneer species able to break down solid rock into foundations for soil. Modifies micro-environments to open the way for other species to thrive: retains moisture to humidify forests; fixes nitrogen in air to feed vascular plants. Able to endure extreme environments- covering 6% of Earth’s Land surface. slow growers, long-lived … Unsung ecological super heroes.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: “Endurance”