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Cemetery Lichen Walk, Seattle

16 Apr 2022 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew

Cemetery Lichens - Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle

Looking for a Spring activity 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 on Saturday, April 16, 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 spring season by looking for lichens rather than staying inside and missing out on the excitement of being outside. This is a Puget Sound Mycological Society event (PSMS). Street parking is available outside of the cemetery. Do not park in the cemetery.

The class is filled....

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

Book: Macrolichens of the Pacific Northwest, McCune & Geiser

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