Category Archives: Calendar Events

CALS Events – intended to be linked to from the calendar

Discover Dye Lichens at Point Reyes

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

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CAL Day

All day event, April 12, 2014. Every spring the University of California at Berkeley opens its campus to the community, showcasing each department’s collections with activities, presentations, and booths.  Volunteers are needed to staff the California Lichen Society table in … Continue reading

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Golden Gate National Parks BioBlitz and Biodiversity Festival

2 day event, March 28 – 29, 2014. Join the California Lichen Society at this two-day event where volunteer scientists, naturalists, families, and students work together to explore, discover, and document the living creatures in the park.  We’re seeking volunteers … Continue reading

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CALS is turning 20!

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

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Lichen Lecture and Walk, November 11th and 13th, Sponsored by the California Native Plant Society

Shelly Benson will be this month’s guest speaker at the Marin Chapter, California Native Plant Society (CNPS) meeting. The title of her talk is:  Lichens–indicators of air quality and climate The talk begins at 8:00 PM, November 11th, at The … Continue reading

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Lichen Workshops, Fall 2013

This fall, there will be several opportunities for you to learn more about lichens, those obscure yet ubiquitous organisms that you’ve always wondered about.  Lichenologist Shelly Benson will offer several introductory lichen workshops in the greater San Francisco Bay Area … Continue reading

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Lichens of Mountain Lake, Presidio, San Francisco

On July, 20th, Shelly Benson will lead an informal talk about the lichens of Mountain Lake in the Presidio of San Francisco.  This event is part of Science Saturdays, a new discussion series hosted by the Presidio Trust.  The series … Continue reading

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Marin County Parks sponsors two lichen events in July

1.  Evening Lecture Shelly Benson, CALS president, will give an introductory talk on lichens.  Shelly will explain the fascinating fungal-algal relationship known as the lichen. She will also talk about the ecological importance of lichens and how humans have used … Continue reading

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Lake Lagunitas Lichen Walk

Join Shelly Benson and the Marin Municipal Water District on March 20 at 2 pm to explore the lichen diversity of Lake Lagunitas. After the walk, all are welcome to join the bi-monthly workshop at the Community College of Marin … Continue reading

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Knowland Park Lichen Walk

Lichen Walk in Knowland Park for Beginners through Experienced Participants Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm To attend RSVP Christine Walker at christine@californialichens.org Note: space is limited to 10 people Join Shelly Benson of the California … Continue reading

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Annual Meeting and Festivities

Mark your calendars for January 26, 2013, the annual celebration of the founding of CALS.  The day will include a lichen walk at Olompali State Historic Park, the annual board meeting, a pot-luck dinner, and guest speakers.  Event details are … Continue reading

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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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Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve fieldtrip and workshop

Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve fieldtrip and workshop Saturday 25 February 2012 10am – 3pm Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, 4001 Sand Hill Rd, Woodside CA Lichen Workshop and Fieldtrip introducing the Stanford Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve is rescheduled for Saturday, February … 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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Tilden Park Botanic Garden Workshop

2nd Saturday of each month, 1:30 to 4:30 PM Meet in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden Visitor Center Auditorium, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. A map of the Garden and parking can be found here. Additional parking is available on Anza View Drive. … Continue reading

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Northwest Lichenologists Annual Spring Meeting

Late April or early May 2011 NWL annual general meeting: We usually meet with the Northwest Scientific Association (NWSA) every spring. In 2011 we plan to meet on our own. Each year we have also had a workshop and a … Continue reading

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So Be Free 16!

The Sixteenth Annual Spring Outing, Botanical Excursion, Foray, Retreat, and Escape to the Environment The 2011 SO BE FREE will be held in the lower elevations of the northern Sierra Nevada. The area offers great sites for montane coniferous, mixed … Continue reading

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