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  • 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.

  • 28 Mar 2020 3:30 PM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

    Land of the Lichen with Science Friday and the World Forestry Center

    When: March 28th, 2020 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 3:00 p.m.

    Where: World Forestry Center – Miller Hall, 4033 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221

    Tickets: $15. This is a family-friendly event.

  • 06 Mar 2020 9:10 AM | Deleted user

    This Siskiyou Field Institute workshop taught by Daphne Stone will focus on Bryoria, Melanelia and Peltigera. Classroom overview of these three challenging species, plus labs with information on chemical tests. Forays to forest and riparian habitats will provide field practice on species identification.

    Registration and more details.

  • 01 Feb 2020 10:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    Cemetery Lichens - Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Seattle, WA

    Dr. Katherine Glew is offering a 2 hour lichen experience at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Saturday, February 1 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:

    Cost: $30 per lichen enthusiast.

  • 12 Jan 2020 5:10 PM | daphne stone

    Andrienne Kovasi and I will be leading the annual lichen walk at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Jan 18, 2020, 10:00-12:00. Meet at the Visitors Center below the parking lots. We will mosey along through riparian oaks then climb slowly through a Doug-fir forest, then along the edge of the oak savannah, ending up at the silo to look at the amazing Chaenotheca population there. The walk happens in rain or shine.

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