The Hidden World of Lichens - 173BOT313
Rock pimples, fog fingers, old man's beard—their common names are amusing, but lichens are among Earth's most amazing and oldest living things, and display incredibly beautiful colors and shapes. They grow on bark, rock, and barren soil, and thrive in rain forests, deserts, the arctic—even environments simulating Mars! Lichens are sensitive environmental indicators yet scientists are only just beginning to understand them. Join noted NYBG lichenologist James Lendemer for a fascinating session that includes a microscope lab and a lichen hunt on the Garden grounds. Dress for the weather.
Schedule: Thursday, 02/23/17
Times: 10:00am - 01:00pm
Instructor: James Lendemer
Location: NYBG, Watson Room 315
Price: This session is not currently open for registration.