The Reserve is a celebration of the tranquillity, space, and light which flows throughout this coastal area. The name BaardBos derives from the Old Man’s Beard (Usnea) growth on the flora in the area.
Usnea is a genus of mostly pale grayish-green fruticose lichens that grow like leafless mini-shrubs or tassels anchored on bark or twigs. The genus is in the family Parmeliaceae.
Members of the genus are commonly called old man’s beard, or beard lichen. It resembles Evernia, which is also called tree moss.