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  • 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:

  • 16 Apr 2021 7:30 PM | daphne stone

    Here is the link to Eugene Natural History Society:

    I will cover basics and maybe something about air quality or other relevant PNW issues.

  • 18 Jan 2021 7:00 AM | Deleted user

    The next lichen Red Listing workshop will be held virtually on January 18-21, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. PST each dayPlease register for the workshop by Monday, January 11th using the following link:

    The workshop is free, but you will need to register to receive the zoom links to join the meeting. We will be focusing primarily on North American species in this workshop, and there will also be a group working on South American species.

    Global Fungal Red Listing Website

    As you are preparing assessments ahead of time, please be sure to add species to the global fungal red list initiative website ( As you are adding assessments to the fungal forum, or revising assessments already on the website, please be sure to add the 'Lichen virtual workshop - January 18-21, 2020' tag in the 'Assign to Event or Workshop' box. This way we will be able to easily find each other's assessments to discuss during the workshop. This box should be on the right of the species page, near the top. 

    Training Resources

    If you would like to gain some more in-depth training before the workshop, there is a free online training available here:

    You may also want to reference the Red List Guidelines before the workshop:

  • 31 Oct 2020 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:


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

    Cost: $30 per lichen enthusiast

  • 17 Oct 2020 12:00 PM | Katherine Glew

    A memorial celebration has been set for Terri Knoke who loved lichens as much as she loved plants. She was very dedicated to learning lichens, attending several lichen forays and Northwest Lichenologist Meetings at Northwest Scientific annual events.

    Her husband, Mark Mease, arranged a celebration for her, which will occur Saturday, October 17 at noon on Saddle Mountain.

    Memorial Celebration for Terri L. Knoke

    December 16, 1952 – April 16, 2020

    An event to mark the passing of Terri Knoke will be held on the summit of Saddle Mountain, north of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, on October 17, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.  Participants will be encouraged to pick up 2 or 3 “seed balls” containing a potting mixture, sagebrush seeds, and some of Terri’s ashes.  It was her wish to be scattered in the form of seed balls on the north side of Saddle Mountain to help restore a burned area.

    The location is 16 miles east of the junction of Hwy 24 and Hwy 243 at the Vernita bridge.  If you’re coming from Seattle, take I-90 east to Vantage.  After crossing the Columbia River turn south on Hwy 26 for about 1 mile, then bear right on Hwy 243 towards Richland until you arrive at the Vernita bridge.  Turn east on Hwy 24 for 16 miles.  There will be vehicles or balloons or ribbons, something will alert you to the turnoff to the parking area.

    If you’re coming from the Tri-Cities, follow Hwy 240 across the Hanford site.  Continue on Hwy 24 past the Yakima Barricade and down to Vernita.  Cross the bridge and turn immediately right and continue on Hwy 24 to the parking area.

    If you are coming from Spokane, take I-90 west to Moses Lake and turn south on Hwy 17.  Turn west on Hwy 26 at Othello for approximately 1.8 miles.  Turn left onto Hwy 24 and follow it for 19.5 miles to the parking area.

    The celebration will be short and simple.  Designated people will speak, then participants who wish to may speak, then the seed balls will be distributed.  This will conclude the celebration.  Afterwards people may stay and chat in the parking area, weather permitting, as long as they wish, but there will be no formal reception.  There may be some light refreshment at the parking area, but per Terri’s wishes there will not be a catered event or further ceremony.

  • 06 Jun 2020 8:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    Arid Lichens of Cowiche Canyon, Washington: Emphasis on the Crustose Forms.

    June 6, Saturday: Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS)Study Weekend - Cowiche Canyon. Arid Lichens of Cowiche Canyon: Emphasis on the Crustose Forms. Katheirne Glew and Richard Droker will be leading the walk through this diverse area. Sign up through the WNPS web site.

    This is an all day  event.

    The trip will start at the Lazy F Camp and Retreat by Ellensburg, WA

  • 24 May 2020 8:00 AM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    Announcing Eagle Hill Institute’s seminars on lichenology in 2020

    Eagle Hill is on the coast of eastern Maine between Acadia National Park and Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge. 

    May 24 – 30 ... Lichen Identification and Ecology ... Troy McMullin

    May 31 - Jun 6 ... The Lichen Genus Lepraria ... James Lendemer

    May 31 - Jun 6 ... Introduction to Bryophytes and Lichens ... Fred Olday

    Jun 7 - 13 ... Tardigrades: Ecology, Identification, and Biology ... Emma Perry

    Jun 21 - 27 ... Independent Lichen Studies: Interesting and Challenging Crustose Lichens ... Alan Fryday

    Oct 23 - 25 ... Crustose and Foliose Lichens (Weekend Workshop) ... Fred Olday

    The following flyer has links to individual lichenology seminar flyers.

    For general information and a calendar of all seminars: … 207-546-2821 Ext 4


    Chase Uy and Devyn Adams

    Assistant Program Managers / Administrative Assistants

    Eagle Hill Institute

    59 Eagle Hill Road, PO Box 9, Steuben, ME 04680

    207-546-2821 Ext. #206

  • 18 May 2020 5:53 PM | daphne stone

    Terri Lee Knoke, 67, passed away on April 16, 2020, at her home in Burbank, Washington from complications due to metastatic breast cancer. She was an avid enthusiast of lichens. Terri was a member of Northwest Lichenologists, Northwest Scientific Association, and the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS).

    Terri was a chemical engineer and moved to Burbank to work for the Boise-Cascade Paper Company. She was also an accomplished artist in botanical illustration.

    Most recently Terri, along with Jenny Jenny Von Reisand Mickie Chamness, coordinated the Badger Mountain lichen inventory in Richland, WA September, 2018.

    Terri went to many Northwest Scientific Association meetings to connect with Northwest Lichenologists, attending the paper sessions and participating in field collecting.

    Terri was an enthusiastic botanist, contributing her time to many WNPS eastern Washington activities. 

    One of her last requests was to donate a medical microscope to a deserving and developing lichen student. Her microscope was given to Heather Ahn Stewart, a student of Lalita Calabria at Evergreen University in Olympia.

    Terri will be missed by all of us in Northwest Lichenologists.

  • 17 May 2020 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew


    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 17, 2020

    Time: 10am to 3pm

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

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

    Cost: $25

    RegistrationNot yet posted. Keep a watch on:

  • 04 Apr 2020 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    Cemetery Lichens - Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Seattle, WA

    offered by the Puget Sound Mycological Society

    Dr. Katherine Glew is offering a 2 hour lichen experience at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Saturday, April 4 from 10:00am to noon. This offering will occur - rain, shine, wind.........

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

    Members have first choice in signing up for event.

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