Join other CALS member and enjoy a day filled with lichens! The 2015 annual meeting will be held on Saturday January 31, 2015, and includes a lichen walk followed by an informal meeting of the membership, a pot-luck dinner, and guest speaker. This year’s event will be held in Redwood City, CA, with the field trip at Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve and the evening festivities at the nearby Redwood City Community Activities Building. Tom Carlberg, CALS vice president, will be the guest speaker. He will talk about his work with California’s foliicolous lichens (lichens that grow on leaves).
Edgewood Park supports a diversity of habitats including wetland, serpentine grassland, oak woodland, and chaparral. The cool, wooded gullies of the eastern slope of the park are rich in ferns and mosses, and a thick layer of woody and herbaceous plants. Sounds like great habitat for Cladonia, Peltigera, and Leptogium! The central portion of the park is dominated by a prominent ridge about 800 feet in elevation, affording outstanding views of Skyline Ridge, Huddart Park, the San Andreas Gulf Zone, the Crystal Springs Lakes and the San Francisco Bay. The warmer west-facing slope of the ridge supports chaparral and the cooler east-facing slope hosts oak woodland. We’ll explore the difference in the lichen communities along the ridge.
Please RSVP for the fieldtrip. If you’d like to participate in a carpool, let us know where you are coming from so that we can connect you with others. Send RSVPs to Shelly: shelly AT californialichens.org
Schedule of Events
Field Trip: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve. Meet at the education center. For directions and more information about the park, check out the Friends of Edgewood website: http://www.friendsofedgewood.org/. Come early and explore the exhibits at the visitor center.
Meeting and Awards: 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Redwood City Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94061. Room #2.
Pot-luck Dinner: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Evening Speaker: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM