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News items, postings about grants, and such

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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New field trip blog post: Cascade Canyon walk

Check out the new field trip blog post for a list of lichen species seen on the Cascade Canyon lichen walk

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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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Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

CALS is putting out the call to all members and friends for your best lichen photos that we will arrange into a 2014 calendar!  Please submit small format photographs to Christine Walker at Christine@californialichens.org by July 1, 2013.  When all … Continue reading

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The California Lichen Society partners with the California Native Plant Society to promote rare lichen conservation

The California Lichen Society partners with the California Native Plant Society to promote rare lichen conservation UPDATE: as of mid-2014, CALS Lichens of Conservation Concern are included in the CNPS Inventory!   Thanks to the generosity of many California Lichen … Continue reading

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CALS Educational Grants

CALS offers educational grants!  Download the Current flier here.

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Lichen Volunteers Needed

The University Herbarium at the University of California, Berkeley needs dedicated volunteers to help curate its large lichen collection. Due to the merging of the Los Angeles County Museum collections, the filing of the Thomas Elliot Weier, and recent acquisitions … Continue reading

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