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Looking at Lichens
Monday, March 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Most of us pass them by without notice–but lichens are a beautiful and important part of our local flora.
Neither plant nor animal, lichens are typically a cooperation of fungi and algae, within which exist miniature worlds of bacteria, tiny worms, and water bears. They are an amazing and beneficial lifeform, found on every continent!
Lichens fulfill crucial roles in our ecosystem, and can help us monitor air quality, biodiversity, and other features of environmental health.
Join Drs. Jessica Allen and James Lendemer, authors of Urban Lichens: A Field Guide for Northeastern North America for an exciting adventure through the lichens of our cities and suburbs!
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Jessica Allen, PhD is assistant professor of integrative plant biology at Eastern Washington University.
James Lendemer, Phd is an associate curator at the New York Botanical Garden and assistant professor at City University of New York.
Some people think of them as corals that live on the land. -Jessica Allen