The Reserve is a celebration of the tranquility, space, and light which flows throughout this coastal area. A The name BaardBos derives from the Old ManAs 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 manAs beard, or beard lichen. A It resembles Evernia, which is also called tree moss.