Book Talk: The Lichen Museum with Laurie Palmer

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Gather at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History to hear a radical proposal for how a tiny organism can transform our understanding of human relations. Laurie Palmer’s forthcoming book, The Lichen Museum, explores how the physiological characteristics of lichens … Read more

Point Reyes National Seashore Fungus Fair

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Ever wonder about all those mushrooms you’ve seen in the grasslands and forests at Point Reyes National Seashore? The Fungus Fair is a perfect opportunity to see them up close and learn more about them. Since 2005, fungi have been … Read more

Hike: Introduction to Lichens

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Perhaps you have seen colorful, bushy, leafy, or scaly lichens clinging to oak trees or covering rocks. Lichens are all around us, and they have fascinating stories to tell! These incredible organisms are diverse, highly adaptable, and play important roles … Read more

Lichen Hike at Rancho Cañada del Oro

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Join this hike (4.5-mile) on the Mayfair Ranch and Longwall Trails to examine the beautiful lichen species that thrive there. In addition to showing hikers how to recognize some of the most common lichens, you will also learn about lichen … Read more

A Lens on Lichens: Discover Nature Class

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Saturday, September 26, 2020 10:00 – 11:30am ONLINE using Zoom platform $10 suggested donation, Free for members Ages 13 and up (youth under 13 welcome with adult supervision) Perhaps you have seen colorful, bushy, leafy, or scaly lichens clinging to … Read more

San Bruno Mountain Ridge lichens

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Leader: Jesse Miller Lichens are all around us and they have fascinating stories to tell those who listen. Lichens are beautiful, play critical roles in ecosystems, and can act as sensitive environmental indicators because they respond to fine scale ecological … Read more