Journal archives for May 2019

May 18, 2019

Monday, May 20: Lichen lecture in Central Park

Urban Lichens of New York City
2019 Emil Lang Lectures Series
New York Mycological Society

When:
Monday, May 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where:
Arsenal, Central Park
830 5th Ave., Room 318
New York, NY 10065
Entrance at 5th Ave. and 64th St.
Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

This lecture is free and open to the public!

Ultra-urban areas, industrial waterfronts, and populated tourist attractions are some of the unique habitats for enterprising New York City lichens. Resulting from modern improvements in air quality, alliances of fungi and algae are actively reclaiming urban spaces and increasing biodiversity. Hours of mycological observation can be enjoyed by visiting your closest street tree or concrete surface without setting foot in a park or garden. We’ll review the basics of lichen structure and identification, meet the most common urban lichens of our region, and explore urban lichen ecology.

http://newyorkmyc.org/emil-lang-lecture-series-for-2019/
https://www.facebook.com/events/593734287780385/

Nova Patch is an amateur lichenologist focusing on the urban lichens of New York City, cemetery ecology, and nature education. They are a Brooklyn-based member of the New York Mycological Society, hold a botany certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, and volunteer as an endangered plant monitor along the Appalachian Trail.

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May 19, 2019

Monday, May 20: Lichen lecture in Central Park

Urban Lichens of New York City
2019 Emil Lang Lectures Series
New York Mycological Society

When:
Monday, May 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Where:
Arsenal, Central Park
830 5th Ave., Room 318
New York, NY 10065
Entrance at 5th Ave. and 64th St.
Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

This lecture is free and open to the public!

Ultra-urban areas, industrial waterfronts, and populated tourist attractions are some of the unique habitats for enterprising New York City lichens. Resulting from modern improvements in air quality, alliances of fungi and algae are actively reclaiming urban spaces and increasing biodiversity. Hours of mycological observation can be enjoyed by visiting your closest street tree or concrete surface without setting foot in a park or garden. We’ll review the basics of lichen structure and identification, meet the most common urban lichens of our region, and explore urban lichen ecology.

http://newyorkmyc.org/emil-lang-lecture-series-for-2019/
https://www.facebook.com/events/593734287780385/

Nova Patch is an amateur lichenologist focusing on the urban lichens of New York City, cemetery ecology, and nature education. They are a Brooklyn-based member of the New York Mycological Society, hold a botany certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, and volunteer as an endangered plant monitor along the Appalachian Trail.

Posted on May 19, 2019 13:46 by novapatch novapatch | 0 comments | Leave a comment

May 24, 2019

Central Park Lichen Walk tomorrow, Saturday, May 25

I’ll be leading an urban lichen walk tomorrow, Saturday, May 25, in Central Park with the New York Mycological Society. Join us to meet and appreciate the local lichen flora. We’ll identify lichens together and view different lichen structures in the field. This event is free and open to the public.

Meet at 11:00 a.m. at the 81st Street & Central Park West entrance, across from the Museum of Natural History. To get there, take the A/C trains to the 81st Street–Museum of Natural History station, but check the MTA Service Advisory! Bring lunch and drink.

—Nova

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