Lichen Diversity in Rhode Island

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 583 3rd Beach Rd Middletown RI 02842  See map

The Norman Bird Sanctuary, with its 235 protected acres of woodlands, wetlands, open fields and rocky ridges, supports a rich lichen diversity with distinct lichen assemblages. Its coastal location also provides an opportunity to study the maritime lichens of southeastern New England. We start with an introductory talk on the most common lichen species found here, then walk through woodlands and along the Purgatory Conglomerate or "puddingstone" ridges of the Hanging Rock Trail to a view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Preregistration required at www.riwps.org. Bring a hand lens, sturdy shoes, bag lunch, water and a camera if desired. A reading list is provided before class.

Leader: Elizabeth Farnsworth, lichenologist and NEWFS lecturer

Organized by the RI Wild Plant Society and co-sponsored with NEWFS. $51 (RIWPS or NEWFS Member) / $61 (Nonmember)


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