Dr. Robert Lücking (Field Museum, Chicago) recently asked lichenologists to send in a list of their top 5-20 favorite lichen species. Along with Dr. Thorsten Lumbsch (also of the Field Museum) and others, he plans to assemble a list of 100 lichens, and eventually each will be featured on a website with its own page full of photos and information about the species. Feel free to peruse my current top 20 lichens; each name has a link to a photograph of the species.
I look forward to seeing how this project evolves! It will be a great way to reach out to those outside of the field of lichenology and demonstrate the beauty and diversity of lichen-forming fungi!