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  • 27 Oct 2018 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    Cemetery Lichens - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle


    ​Why not consider lichens as an alternative for Hallowe'en?  Lichens are friendly and interesting organisms that love to grow on headstones and old trees. They are harmless to your plants and add aesthetic value to trees and shrubs.  We can actually use them as indicators of air pollution!

    Katherine Glew is offering a 2 hour lichen experience at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle, on Saturday, October 27 from 10:00am to noon. This offering will occur - rain, shine, wind, snow.........

    To sign up for the course and read a description, go to the following link:

    https://www.uwbotanicgardenscatalog.org/Cemetery-Lichens-P1711.aspx

    Bring a hand lens to view lichen details


    Cost: $30 per lichen enthusiast
  • 09 Oct 2018 7:10 PM | Katherine Glew

    The Central Puget Sound Chapter of the WA Native Plant Society, east side, will host a presentation on lichens by Dr. Katherine Glew from the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum of Natural History.


    Dr. Glew will introduce lichens through photos and field material. The importance of lichens in the forest and all environments will be discussed. Lichens are part of most ecosystems and contribute nutrients from which other plants can benefit.


    Fun lichen facts will be shared, such as using them for creating the dyes in Scottish kilts and the making of lichen schnapps in Iceland. Did you know that lichens can be used as indicators of air pollution? They also have medicinal properties that have been use over centuries. Join me in discovering these fascinating fungi that form partnerships with green algae and cyanobacteria.


  • 15 Jul 2018 5:00 PM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    This is a rare event: the Symbiosis meeting in Corvallis! Take advantage of this opportunity to hear what is happening on the forefront of research on symbioses, including lichens. Note that two distinguished scientists with lichenological pedigrees are plenary speakers: Betsy Arnold and Toby Spribille.


    July 15-20, 2018


    The ISS Congress is the sanctioned meeting of the International Symbiosis Society and is held every three years. It is the primary international meeting focusing on symbioses, including complex interactions between hosts and their microbiomes. The Congress is anticipated to bring together 400 symbiosis scientists from up to 20 nations to present the latest research in symbioses, their ubiquity in nature and their impact on all environments on the planet.


    Please visit the ISS Congress 2018 website for more information on the meeting.

    Follow ISS Congress 2018 on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

    Abstract submission: January 1 – March 1. 2018

    Registration begins: February 15, 2018

    The Congress will be organized around a series of cross-cutting themes:

    • Susceptibility and resilience of symbioses in the Anthropocene
    • Ecology of symbioses
    • Mechanisms of host-microbiome interactions
    • The host-microbe interface: signaling, recognition and regulation
    • Tinkering with symbiosis: experimental insights into host-symbiont systems
    • Rise and fall of symbiosis: evolutionary transitions
    • New tools and approaches for studying symbiosis

    Keynote speaker: Ed Yong, science writer and author of the book on symbiosis: I Contain Multitudes

    Plenary speakers

    • Betsy Arnold, U. of Arizona, USA
    • Ruth Gates, University of Hawaii, USA
    • Margaret McFall-Ngai, University of Hawaii, USA
    • Joel Sachs, University of California at Riverside, USA
    • Toby Spribille, University of Alberta, Canada
    • Liping Zhao, Rutgers University, USA, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

    Some travel awards will be available to students

    Consider submitting your work to Symbiosis, the journal of the ISS.

    Watch the website and follow social media for updates.


  • 23 Jun 2018 4:00 PM | Katherine Glew

    LICHENS of DECEPTION PASS STATE PARK, Washington

    4:00 to 6:00pm


    Dr. Katherine Glew will lead a lichen tour at Deception Pass State Park on June 23. Included will be a short presentation to introduce the fascinating lichens of the forest and Goose Rock. If you have wondered about what a lichen is and why they are in the forest, this will be a great opportunity to view the lichen diversity in the state park and learn the names of our most common species. There will be a short classroom session, followed by a walk outside, identifying lichens collected from various forest and grassy bald microhabitats.


    If looking at the calendar, click on the word 'MORE", highlighted in orange, in the square for June 23. The lichen event show up there.


    Direct link:

    http://www.deceptionpassfoundation.org/events/june-lecture-series-mysterious-fungi-found-in-deception-pass-state-park/


    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/239422876614959/


    Map of area:

    http://www.deceptionpassfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/ParkMapWeb.pdf

  • 27 May 2018 9:00 AM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)
    Announcing five Eagle Hill Institute lichenology programs in 2018
    Eagle Hill lies right on the coast of Eastern Maine, between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge.

    May 27 – Jun 2 … Introduction to Bryophytes and Lichens … Fred Olday
    Jun 3 - 9 … Sterile Crustose Lichens Unveiled … James Lendemer
    Jun 24 - 30 … Lichens and Lichen Ecology … David Richardson and Mark Seaward
    Aug 26 – Sep 1 … Independent Study: Pyrenolichens … Richard Harris
    Oct 26 - 28 … Crustose and Foliose Lichens … Fred Olday

    The following general flyer has links to individual lichenology program flyers.

    https://madmimi.com/p/824fbb?fe=1&pact=429973-144174433-7501261478-20090a01de8023c1c2cadde1ccf225b5e24b7b28

    For general information … https://www.eaglehill.us/programs/nhs/nhs-calendar.shtml

    office@eaglehill.us … 207-546-2821 Ext 4



  • 06 May 2018 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    LICHENS: MYSTERIOUS FUNGI of the FOREST


    Dr. Katherine Glew will lead a lichen tour in the Cedar River Watershed, east of Seattle, to introduce you to the fascinating lichens of the forest. If you have wondered about what a lichen is and why they are in the forest, this will be a great opportunity to view the lichen diversity in the watershed and learn the names of our most common species. There will be a short classroom session, followed by visits in the watershed, identifying and studying specimens collected from various forest habitats.

     

    Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018

    Time: 10am to 3pm

    Location: Exit 32 from I-90, 17905 Cedar Falls Rd SE, North Bend, WA

    Bring: a hand lens and "Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest" - McCune & Geiser

    Cost: $20


    Registration:  https://secure.rec1.com/WA/cedar-river-watershed/catalog?filter=c2VhcmNoPTUzNjcyMw==

    or

    http://www.seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/OurWatersheds/CedarRiverWatershed/ProgramsTours/index.htm




  • 11 Apr 2018 7:00 PM | Katherine Glew

    Lichens: Fascinating Fungi in our Forests. South Sound Chapter of the WNPS


    The South Sound Chapter of the WA Native Plant Society will host a presentation on lichens by Dr. Katherine Glew from the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum of Natural History.


    Dr. Glew will introduce lichens through photos and field material. The importance of lichens in the forest and all environments will be discussed. Lichens are part of most ecosystems and contribute nutrients from which other plants can benefit.


    Fun lichen facts will be shared, such as using them for creating the dyes in Scottish kilts and the making of lichen schnapps in Iceland. Did you know that lichens can be used as indicators of air pollution? They also have medicinal properties that have been use over centuries. Join me in discovering these fascinating fungi that form partnerships with green algae and cyanobacteria.


    Location:  Tacoma Nature Center at 1919 South Tyler Street.

    Time: 7:30PM

    Chapter meeting is at 6:30PM


  • 07 Apr 2018 9:00 AM | daphne stone

    Daphne Stone will be teaching an Introduction to Lichens class at Siskiyou Field Station 7 & 8 April 2018. Please contact SFI for information and registration. www.thesfi.org

  • 21 Mar 2018 9:00 AM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    The 2018 Washington Botanical Symposium will take place on March 21 at UW in Seattle. This is the week before the 2018 NWSA/NWL meeting in Olympia. For more information on the WBS see https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/conferences-symposia/wa-botanical-symposium/

  • 18 Mar 2018 12:50 PM | Andrea Pipp (Administrator)

    NWL presents 1 foray and 2 field trip options at the Northwest Scientific Association Annual Meeting.  2018_Foray-FieldTrip_NWL-NWSA.pdf

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