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Hike with a Naturalist: Lichen Exploration

February 4, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Frick Environmental Center
2005 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 United States
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Saturday, February 4 > 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

Join Naturalist Educator Stephen Bucklin on a walk to learn about lichens. These incredible symbiotic organisms (part fungus, part algae, put simply) are an often overlooked and important part of our ecosystem. This two-hour guided walk will give you hands-on experience observing lichens in their habitat, learning about their growth forms, structures and ecology. Hand lenses are recommended for appreciating the minute details of lichens, and will be available for borrowing.

This hike is geared towards teens and adults. Dogs are not permitted to join this hike. This hike is rain or shine. Weather-appropriate clothes and footwear with good tread are encouraged. The hike will meet at the Frick Environmental Center.



February 4, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm