Join us for the second event of the newly forming Midpeninsula Lichen Study Group. On 23 June, 10am to 1pm, Jack Owicki, docent for the MROSD (Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District) will lead us to a ‘lichen rock’ in the Russian Ridge OSP (Open Space Preserve). Park at the CalTrans vista point opposite gate RR01 (get the pdf map for Russian Ridgein the list at http://www.openspac e.org/preserves/). Besides the boulders, there are lots of lichens on trees, and a couple of trail loops through grassland and mixed hardwood forest – in the unlikely event that we run out of lichens to check out on the rocks(!) Bring your lunch and water (it may be a hot day). Please RSVP to Jack Owicki <jack AT owicki DOT com> or call him at 650-855-9918 so we know how many may show up.