AE21 Love on Lichens

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Saturday April 17

9:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


Love on Lichens

ONLINE*  Saturday, April 17; 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Instructor: Jennifer Love

$65 member | $75 non-member

BRN Elective (3 hours)


Spend the morning delving into the enchanting and essential world of lichens. In this online workshop covering lichen ecology, natural history and how lichens are often used as biological indicators, participants will learn ways to identify lichens common to the Southern Appalachians. Particular attention is paid to understanding the characteristics of different growth forms and recognizing different reproductive structures and conspicuous features that are helpful in identifying liches to genus and species. 


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be sent by email the day prior. Please add to your contacts so our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts.


Jennifer Love is the Macon County Schools STEM Coordinator, and has been participating in a lichen distribution database in Georgia. She has taught her basic lichen class at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, the N.C. Arboretum and Alarka Expeditions. Jennifer and her husband Jason enjoy searching for these unique and complicated organisms while exploring their North Carolina home.


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