Saturday, February 27, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm – Lichens in Winter

Lichens are perennial and winter in New England is a great time to learn about them. Growing on tree trunks, logs, soil, and rocks, they are more easily spotted and studied because leafy vascular plants are dormant. This class includes hands-on work with lichen collections representing different growth forms and structures, with the aim of helping you learn to do field identifications of common lichen species. Instructor Elizabeth Kneiper will  explore some of the best internet resources to help you continue your lichen study. Come to class (Garden in the Woods, Framingham, Massachusetts)  prepared to take a short walk in the winter garden. Bring a 10x hand lens and a bag lunch.  Co-sponsored by The New England Wild Flower Society and MA Audubon Drumlin Farm, the price per person for this seminar is $44 for NEWFS members, $52 for nonmembers.