Bill Hill and Irene Winston lead this lichen ID workshop, classifying and keying of lichens from the Garden’s fallen wind-blown twigs. Patti Patterson, from the College of Marin, has donated a set of reference lichens. (There is no collecting in the Garden.)
You can also bring in lichen samples for keying. We will then walk through the garden applying what we learn. The Garden’s 10 acres offer a plethora of each type of lichen although the gelatinous ones are not obviously present.
For a quick basic overview of lichens in the Garden, please see the November 2010 e-newsletter at http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=01091d83e4aa193c78a888704&id=a346a1307d. We may also be fortunate to have Doris Baltzo help out with the naming of lichens and process of keying. Workshop folks include CALS members, Garden docents, Garden gardeners, and other Garden visitors.
Meet in the Regional Parks Botanic Garden Visitor Center Auditorium, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley. Additional parking is available on Anza View Drive.
Please RSVP to Irene Winston [masked] for any information or suggestions.