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  • 30 Apr 2022 9:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    Cowiche Canyon Trail is a 5-6 mile out and back walk located near Tieton, Washington. The trail follows the Cowiche Creek with spectacular views of basalt cliffs. This area is a fabulous example of shrub-steppe landscape, made up of grasslands, sagebrush, flowering plains, and oak woodlands

    Our objective will be to admire and identify some of the many species of lichens, foliose (leafy, including umbilicate) and crustose (crusty, almost 2-dimensional) forms, particularly those growing on basalt (mafic volcanic rock). In addition, we will discuss the ecological importance of lichens in eastern Washington and how they can be used as detectors of air quality. 

    This event is sponsored by the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) Study Weekend.  We will meet in Ellensburg, carpooling to the site.


    For registration, see:

    WNPS Study Weekend


    Trip leaders: Richard Droker and Katherine Glew

  • 05 Mar 2022 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    Take a stroll in the Washington Park Arboretum and learn all about lichens and their growth!


    Looking for a Winter activity for those short days in Seattle? Why not consider lichens as an alternative? They grow on trees, shrubs and rocks in botanic gardens and can tell us about air quality and the make-up of plants and geology. Botanic gardens can take on new meaning as a *fun* place to observe a symbiotic organism made up of a fungus and algae. You will also learn about common lichens found in an urban environment and take home a user-friendly chart that lists lichens found in your neighborhood.

    Join Dr. Katherine Glew at the Washington Park Arboretum on Saturday, March 5, to get a head start on learning lichens from one of Seattle’s botanic gardens. You can enjoy the late winter/early spring season by looking for lichens, rather than staying inside and missing out on the excitement of being outside.

    Bring a hand lens or cell phone with a magnifier to view lichen details.


    Price: $30 for each lichen enthusiast.

    Registration:

    Classes & Workshops | University of Washington Botanic Gardens (uw.edu)



  • 05 Feb 2022 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    Cemetery Lichens - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle


    Looking for a Winter activity for those short days in Seattle?

    Why not consider lichens as an alternative? They grow on headstones and trees in cemeteries and can tell us about air quality and the make-up of gravestones.  Cemeteries can take on new meaning as a *fun* place to observe a symbiotic organism made up of a fungus and algae.  You will also learn about common lichens found in an urban environment and take home a user-friendly chart that lists lichens found in your neighborhood.

    Join Dr. Katherine Glew and the UW Botanic Garden on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Queen Anne Hill to get a head start on learning lichens from your local cemetery.  You can enjoy the winter season by looking for lichens rather than staying inside and missing out on the excitement of being outside.

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

    Cemetery Lichens Tour (in-person), Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10am - 12pm - Events | University of Washington Botanic Gardens (uw.edu)

    Bring a hand lens or cell phone with a magnifier to view lichen details.


    Cost: $30 per lichen enthusiast



  • 18 Jan 2022 10:43 AM | daphne stone

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

    University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum, are pleased to announce the

    2022 Washington Botanical Symposium (online)
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    9:00 am – 3:30pm

    Co-hosted by University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum

    Program information available at: http://bit.ly/wabotanicalsymposium 
    or https://botanicgardens.uw.edu/education/adults/conferences-symposia/wa-botanical-symposium/ 

    This program will be presented online as a Zoom webinar. Scholarships are available for students, service corps members, or anyone with need.

    An extensive network of professional, academic, and amateur botanists are actively engaged in the conservation, management, and study of Washington’s diverse flora. Their expertise ranges from how best to manage biodiversity, to understanding climate change impacts on plant communities, to naming and classifying the flora’s rare, common, and invasive elements. Invited speakers and poster presentations will share new insights and discoveries about these topics and more. Participants from throughout Washington and adjacent areas will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues within and across disciplines.                                                                          

    Attendees are invited to present research posters and make announcements about related news and opportunities on the symposium website. Contributions may include video, text, and/or images.


    two of the speakers:

    Giovanna Bishop, M.S. Biology, Eastern Washington University
    Impacts of rock climbing on lichen and bryophyte cliff communities in Eastern Washington, USA

    and

    Terry McIntosh, University of British Columbia
    Rare and At Risk Moss Research in British Columbia

  • 10 Dec 2021 8:16 AM | Rikke Reese Naesborg

    Hi all,


    I'm hiring a technician to help me in the Lichenarium. Please review the posting and apply here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/839908


    Thanks,

    Rikke Reese Naesborg

    Tucker Lichenologist

    Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

  • 30 Oct 2021 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:

    FULL

    Bring a hand lens or cell phone with a magnifier to view lichen details.


    Cost: $30 per lichen enthusiast


  • 29 Oct 2021 9:42 AM | amanda hardman

    We are looking for a photographer to produce our 2023 lichen calendars. Focus should be on lichens of the NW United States that have not been featured in any of our previous calendars. Preference is given for completing the project in August so we can get them printed and ready for sale by September. Please contact me for information of specific requirements salamander2300atgmail.

  • 29 Oct 2021 5:37 AM | amanda hardman

    November 5-12, 2021 will be the only window to apply for temporary Forest Service jobs. Many seasonal botany positions involve surveying for rare lichen and bryophyte species. Go to USA jobs now to set up your profile and prepare an application. 

  • 08 Oct 2021 4:00 PM | amanda hardman

    This year's certification and training event is scheduled. The event will be at the Cispus Learning Center, near Randle WA, in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest starting at 4 pm on Friday October 8. We are asking that folks be vaccinated against Covid-19. Registration deadline is September 3, 2021. See the Events page for more information.

  • 20 Apr 2021 6:30 PM | daphne stone

    I will cover some basics of lichens then talk about what people might see in their gardens.

    Here is the link: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/events/those-lichens-your-trees

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