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The Miniature World of Lichens – Members Only

2021-12-11 @ 1:00 PM 3:30 PM

For such fascinating and beautiful organisms, lichens are incredibly overlooked. Most mature trees right outside your door will have several species on the bark. Try taking a photo with your phone or camera and enlarge it to see the detail. Amazing what you will see. The trail at the Kawartha Highlands Signature Park has many interesting examples of lichens growing on the trees, rocks, and ground. The cover photo on The Orchid was taken there. This walk by the Mississauga River is very scenic both on a large and small scale. Be sure to bring a mask, your phone or camera, a hand lens if you have one, and binoculars. Dress according to the forecast for the day and wear sturdy footwear as we will be walking over bare rock most of the time. Members can register after December 4 by contacting [email protected] Given that most of the lichens we hope to see are at ground level, we will have to cancel if there is early snow.

Accessibility: moderate

Rain date Dec. 12 1 to 3:30 p.m. 10 participants