Hello, I came across something unusual for my region and I'm looking for some opinions on my ID and any background on its culture. I believe this is Reindeer Moss, (Cladonia rangiferina). I found it over a wide area at an discontinued air field in Harvard Massachusetts we are northwest of Boston. It was spotted while doing site analysis for ecological resiliency grants. I've never seen this in New England before. The closest we come would be Spanish moss on pine oak scrub on our south coast. otherwise we have few fruiticose lichens. I thought this only grows in Canada and the Northwest. The soil condition is rare as well, its an inland pitch pine savannah with deep sandy soil. Can you recommend any resources for more detail? If you travel have you seen it or similar varieties that show up in lower temperate areas?