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  • 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

  • 02 Mar 2018 9:22 AM | daphne stone

     

    I will be printing NW Lichenologists shirts with the Letharia design very soon. If you already know what you would like, please pre-order now to be sure you get it.

    The shirts I will order are:

    mens black T - cotton

    mens blue T - cotton

    ladies black T - cotton

    ladies blue "burnout" T (I am not sure of neckline shape) - cotton/polyester

    mens zip hoodies - cotton

    ladies zip hoodies - cotton/polyester

     

    If  you would like something different, contact me immediately and we will figure it out. I can get a variety of colors in mens, less variety in womens, and several colors of zip hoodies. In the past we have also printed on shell jackets. Please email me with details including color, size, (mens or womens) and fabric content.

     

    All pre-orders must be in to me by 2 March 2018.

     

    Daphne Stone    daphstone@gmail.com

  • 10 Feb 2018 1:00 PM | Deleted user

    Join the Washington Native Plant Society South Sound Chapter for a native plant, lichen, and bryophyte walk with Jeanne Ponzetti and Cyndy Dillon. 


    Februrary 10, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm. 


    Directions: From I-5 South take exit 99. Turn left onto WA-121/93rd Ave. S. and go 1.5 miles. Turn right onto WA-121S (Tilley Rd. SE), heading south. After 2.6 miles, turn right into a gravel parking lot adjacent to an old orchard. This lot is about 0.3 miles north of the main park entrance; parking is limited so please carpool if you can.

  • 10 Feb 2018 11:00 AM | Katherine Glew

    The Rockport Interpretive Center, along Hwy 20, will host a presentation on lichens by Dr. Katherine Glew, Associate Curator from the University of Washington Herbarium, Burke Museum of Natural History.

    Dr. Glew will introduce lichens through photos and live material. The importance of lichens in the forest and all environments will be discussed. We will walk through the forest to view lichens​ on rocks and hanging from trees.


    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.


    Bring water and a snack. Dress for rain - frequently occurring in Rockport at that time of the year.  ;-)

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