Focus on Lichens

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMost of us don’t pay much attention to lichens when we walk in our beautiful northwest forests and parks.

These ancient and successful organisms, which are not plants, are composites of fungi and algae. Extremely varied, they can resemble dust, or rags or even hair.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJoin the Natural History Society at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Friday, February 27, for a closer look at these fascinating organisms.

We’ll begin with a walk in the park to pick up fallen specimens, then we’ll go to the microscopes to study our findings in detail. You’ll never look at lichens the same way again!

To reserve your place and get directions, contact Pat at