Category Archives: Calendar Events

CALS Events – intended to be linked to from the calendar

Field Trip: Lichen Love in San Francisco!

Leader: Shelly Benson Date: Saturday, 13 February 2016, 10 am to 1 pm Location: Pershing Square, Presidio of San Francisco Fee: free This is a joint field trip with the Yerba Buena Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. This … Continue reading

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Lichen Discovery Walks in Santa Clara Co Parks

CALS member Cait Hutnik is a docent with the Santa Clara County Parks. She will be leading three different lichen walks this winter and early spring.  For more information about the walks, call (408) 918-7770. Date: Saturday, 9 January 2016, 9AM … Continue reading

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Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections (WeDigBio)

Digitizing Event on October 22-25, 2015 a message from Tom Nash (Professor Emeritus ASU, Senior Scientist WIS, and member CALS) The Consortium of North American Lichen Herbaria lichen portal is a database of lichen collection records from over 80 institutions … Continue reading

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Workshop: A micro-morphological view inside lichens using microscopy

CALS and the San Francisco Microscopical Society will be holding a joint workshop looking at the hidden world of symbiosis that exists inside of lichens.  Microscopes and some samples will be provided but please bring your own lichen samples if … Continue reading

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Lava Beds National Monument

A field trip is forming for Lava Beds National Monument, May 29-31 (the weekend after Memorial Day). Stay tuned for details, or contact Steve Sheehy (sheehy.s charter.net).

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Volunteer for CALS at the CALDAY event on April 18, 2015

CALS will have a lichen exhibit at UC Berkeley’s open campus day event known as CALDAY, held April 18, 2015 from 10am to 4pm.  We’re looking for volunteers to staff our exhibit and answer questions about lichens. CALDAY draws many … Continue reading

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CALS Annual Meeting, January 31, 2015

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

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Lichen Weekend at David Arora’s Property in Gualala

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

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Summer Lichen Workshop

Tilden Regional Park Botanic Garden is offering a lichen workshop on July 26, 2014. The Amazing World of Lichens Do you like lichens? Do you want to know what they are, where they grow, how they reproduce, and why they … Continue reading

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San Francisco Lichen Workshop at SFSU

There will be a workshop 6PM to 10PM, Friday, 30 May, at Hensil Hall, room 401, at San Francisco State University, (19th Ave. at Holloway) San Francisco. CALS’ Tom Carlberg will lead the group in lichen identifications, with an assist from … Continue reading

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Lichens of Joshua Tree National Park

12 – 1 pm April 11, 2014. University & Jepson Herbaria Botany Lunch Series will feature Kerry Knudsen, Curator of Lichens, Herbarium of the University of California, Riverside. http://ucr.ucr.edu/AboutLichens.php  

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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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