Back in the bad old days, life forms were rated as to, well, sophistication.
In that hierarchy, these would have been lesser life forms. And “lesser” was freighted with all kinds of superior qualities.
Me, I think fungi and lichens and mosses and the like are very complex. And sophisticated…biologically, for sure! So there!
Also, at something like 2am the winds are supposed to really kick in. I’m not looking forward to that. The eye is supposed to pass just west of us, so that means we’re getting the worst of it, whatever it is this far inland.