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Save the Date! California Lichen Society Annual Meeting January 28, 2017 The Nature Conservancy’s Dye Creek Preserve, Los Molinos, CA CALS members have an opportunity for a distinctly different experience at the January 2017 Annual Meeting, which also marks the … Continue reading
Come learn about the lichens and non-vascular flora of Low Gap Park. Bring good hiking shoes, water, rain gear, and a snack. We’ll be hiking along the creek trail and up into the forest. The hike should be about 2-3 … Continue reading
Download a pdf checklist: Scorpion Lichens checklist (larger text; 4 pages) Scorpion Lichens checklist_bookfold (smaller text; 3 pages; select print settings for “landscape” orientation and “flip on the short edge” to print a checklist you can fold in half) Lichens of Scorpion … Continue reading
We have cause to celebrate at the upcoming annual meeting—lace lichen (Ramalina menziesii) becomes the official CA state lichen on January 1, 2016! Come help us celebrate this victory and enjoy a weekend of events with other lichen enthusiasts. The … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
David Arora, www.davidarora.com , has invited CALS members to his North Coast home the weekend of October 18/19 to explore, collect and ID lichens on his 40+ acre property overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Gualala, CA. He would like to end up … Continue reading
10:00 – 2:00, May 3, 2014. Meet at Bear Valley in front of the Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Center for a walk led by CALS President Shelly Benson and CALS Secretary Sarah Minnick that will focus on distinguishing dye … Continue reading
CALS is turning 20! Annual Meeting and 20th Anniversary Celebration, January 25th, 2014 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of CALS! At our annual meeting on January 25th we will celebrate how far we’ve come over the years, honor our founders … Continue reading
Thanks to Doris Baltzo and the other attendees of a recent Tilden Lichen Workshop for bringing up this topic. I guess the short answer is, “Yes, of course lichen dyes can be used on cotton!” However, the fiber type and … Continue reading
We had a great day for our lichen walk in Cascade Canyon today. Below is a species list of the common lichens we saw along the trail. Thanks everyone for making it a fun walk! Caloplaca sp, the bright orange … Continue reading
Dedicated to the process of lichen dyeing: Casselman, K. D. 2001. Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book. Dover Publications, Inc. New York HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A great resource including history, methods, suggestions for sustainable harvest, and an extensive list of dye … Continue reading
This blog will hopefully be a place where information can be shared about using lichens as a dye substance. I will post whatever information I can gather, the results of my own collection and experimentation activities, and any news about … Continue reading
CALS sponsors regular lichen workshops in two locations (Marin and Tilden). Participants have asked for space on the website to post experiences with identifying lichens or on other workshop topics. Hopefully we will see such postings soon.
Photos by Judy Robertson.
International Association for Lichenology (IAL), 2008 conference in Asilomar, CA. Photos by Eric Peterson.
Pepperwood Preserve (www.pepperwoodpreserve.org/) is a 3117 acre nature preserve near Santa Rosa in Sonoma County. Photos by Michelle Caise.
Mt. Tamalpais, Sept 9, 2007. Photos by Michelle Caisse
Sutter Buttes, Feb 17-18, 2007. Photos by Judy Robertson, Pete Sands, and Bill Hill.
Opal Creek Lichen Workshop, Sept. 2006. Photos by Judy Robertson.
The Cedars, May 13, 2006. Photos by Judy Robertson.
Marin Water District, Woodacre (Marin Co), Feb. 19, 2006. Photos by Judy Robertson.
Fungus Fair 2006. Photos by Judy Robertson.
Pinnacles National Monument, Oct 15-16 2005. Photos by Judy Robertson.
Rocky Point (Marin Co), July 17 2005. Photos by Judy Robertson.
Ring Mountain (Marin Co), June 4, 2005. Photos by Michelle Caisse.