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The Miniature World of Lichens

2023-11-04 @ 12:30 PM 4:00 PM

Usually overlooked, lichens are fascinating and beautiful organisms. As our leader, Lou Smyrlis wrote in his June 2023 Orchid article, lichens are not simple plants or even individual organisms. They’re closer to small ecosystems, consisting of a fungus, an alga and/or a cyanobacterium living together as one. The trail at the Kawartha Highlands Signature Park has many interesting examples of lichens growing on the trees, rocks, and ground. This walk by the Mississauga River is very scenic both on a large and small scale. Be sure to bring 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.

Register after October 6 by contacting [email protected] after which

more details and resources will be provided. Accessibility: moderate

Saturday, Nov. 4

Rain day Nov. 5

12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

15 participant