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Lichens of Nova Scotia Course

19/11/2022 @ 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Graphic includes images of lichen with text that reads, "Hands-On Day Course: Lichens of Nova Scotia. Saturday November 19th from 10:00 - 3:30. With Alain Belliveau at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Join instructor Alain Belliveau (botanist, researcher, curator of Acadia University’s E.C. Smith Herbarium) for a full day of lichen learning…

We like lichen: They are beautiful, colourful, intricate… But what are these fascinating composite organisms? And what are their roles in our ecosystems? Come learn all about lichens in this course, with hands-on outdoor learning and more classroom style discussion.
Nova Scotia has particularly rich and abundant lichen flora, because of its temperate climate, humidity and unique ecosystems. There are however, many rare and endangered species of lichens, ten of which are legally protected and require protection from forestry or other industry when they are found on public land.
Come learn all about lichens and how to identify them. This course will be focused on understanding lichens, discussing their distribution, presence and variety in Nova Scotia, and learning to identify them. There will be an indoor classroom component with specimens, and an outdoor exploratory part to the course.

This is a partner event organised by Blomidon Naturalists Society. To learn more and to register, visit the event page.


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Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
555 Ross Creek Road
Ross Creek, NS B0P 1H0 Canada
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