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Northwest Science Association Meeting, Ashland, OR 29 March – 1 April 2017

The Northwest Science Association is hosting their 88th annual meeting in Ashland, Oregon, beginning on the 29th of March, 2017. This conference is jointly sponsored by NWSA, Southern Oregon University, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and both … Continue reading

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Lichen Identification Workshop, Chico State University, March 18, 2017

  Identifying Lichens to Genus Friends of the Chico State Herbarium Workshop Saturday, March 18, 2017 9:00am  4:00pm There are reported to be 5241 species of lichens in 733 genera in North America and more than 1800 species in California, yet few … Continue reading

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Three Lichen Walks in Santa Clara County

Join Cait Hutnik, naturalist and docent at Santa Clara County Parks, for a series of three lichen walks:  Lichen–A Closer Look,  January-March 2017.  Heavy rain cancels the event.  For more information call  (408) 918-7770. Saturday, 28 January, 9AM – Noon, … Continue reading

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CALS 2017 Annual Meeting, near Chico, CA

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

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Mid-October Lichen Lecture and Walk

Two upcoming events in the San Francisco Bay Area: Lichen lecture at the Wild Napa monthly lecture series.  Shelly Benson, CALS president, will give an introductory lichen talk. This is a free event. When:  Wednesday Oct 12th 7:00 PM Where: … Continue reading

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Macrolichens Around San Francisco Bay, October 14-16, 2016

Location: UC Berkeley and Bay Area Field Sites. The area around the San Francisco Bay has a unique lichenological position, combining the “moderate extremes” of a cold, constantly moist hypercoastal climate with warmer, drier conditions in the East Bay. One … Continue reading

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Citizen Science at Whiskeytown, May 14, 2016

Whiskeytown lichen blitz! Sounds like an exotic frozen cocktail, but it really means it’s time for a Citizen Science effort at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. Join Tom Carlberg and Eric Peterson of the California Lichen Society for a blitz up … Continue reading

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Lichens of the Mayacamas

Join Shelly Benson, president of the California Lichen Society, for a lichen hike at the Modini Mayacamas Preserve on April 30,2016. Shelly will explain what lichens are and point out examples of different lichen growth forms and structures.  We’ll hike … Continue reading

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Workshop: Introduction to Lichen Identification

Interested in identifying lichens?  Take the plunge with this introductory class.  Shelly Benson, CALS president, will go over the structures and techniques for identifying lichens.  You’ll get hands-on experience working through a key.  For more information and to register, visit … Continue reading

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Workshop: Year of the Lichen–introduction to lichenology

Shelly Benson, CALS president, will lead this introduction into the lichen world:  what lichens are, how they reproduce, growth forms, and ecology.  For more information and to register, visit the class listings at the Friends of the Regional Parks Botanic … Continue reading

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Rosettes, Jellies, and Frosts – in-depth with four lichen genera, March 19, 2016

Location: CSU Chico State University Herberium This is a one-day intensive workshop focused on species of five lichen genera found in the Sierra/Cascade foothills: six species of lichens that belong to genera that are broadly categorized as jelly lichens (Collema, Leptogium … Continue reading

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Lichen and Bryophyte Field Trip to Low Gap Park, March 5, 2016

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

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Lichens of Scorpion, Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island

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

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CALS 2016 Annual Meeting: January 28-31 in Santa Barbara!

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

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Lace lichen photography walk

Date: January 2, 2016, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Location: Viet Nam Veteran’s Trail at Annadel State Park. Access via Parktrial Drive off of Summerfield Road, Santa Rasa. Note: park along the street before Parktrial Dr. curves to the right … Continue reading

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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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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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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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