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Using Lichens to Dye Fiber

Sarah Minnick and Shelly Benson will be teaching a lichen dying class at the Sonoma County Mycological Association’s annual mushroom festival, SOMA Camp.  The festival runs January 19-21, 2013.  The course description for the lichen dying class is included below … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed!

CALS will be having a lichen display table at the Bay Area Environmental Education Resource (BAEER) Fair on January 19th, 2013. This will be the first time CALS will be reaching out mainly to children of all ages, teachers, and … Continue reading

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Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve Lichen Fieldtrip

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 … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day lichen walk at Marin Municipal Water District

The Marin Municipal Water District is celebrating its centennial this year and a bunch of great activities are scheduled.  Join Shelly Benson and Bill Hill for a lichen walk around Lake Lagunitas on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2012 from … Continue reading

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CALS Annual Meeting–Schedule of Events

It’s that time of year again when CALS members get together to hold an annual meeting and celebrate the work of our founding members in creating the California Lichen Society.  See the schedule of events below and feel free to … Continue reading

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Lichen Talk, January 17, 2012

Shelly Benson will be giving an introductory talk on lichens to the Milo Baker Chapter of the California Native Plant Society at their general meeting on January 17, 2012.  The event will be held at the Luther Burbank Art and … Continue reading

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SOMA Camp

The Sonoma County Mycological Association’s annual gathering, SOMA Camp, is January 14-16, 2012.  The weekend is packed with activities, lectures, and workshops focused on learning about wild mushrooms.  Shelly Benson and Kathy Faircloth will be representing CALS by giving an … Continue reading

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Mt Diablo Lichen Walk

Lichen Walk at Mt Diablo State Park, Walnut Creek CA When: November 5, 2011 Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Meeting place: We will meet at the Junction Ranger Station in Mt Diablo State Park.  We will explore that area … Continue reading

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San Bruno Mtn field trip

The Mycological Society of San Francisco has invited CALS to participate in a field trip to Lichen Rock on San Bruno Mt It will be held Saturday Morning, 22 Oct. 2011, followed immediately by an afternoon identification session in 401 … Continue reading

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CNPS Lichen Walk

The Milo Baker chapter of the California Native Plant Society will be hosting a lichen walk July 30, 2011.  Join Shelly Benson for an introduction to the lichen world.  Shelly will lead a walk through Helen Putnam Regional Park in … Continue reading

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