Lichen Loop: Exploring Lichens as Indicators of Air Quality
Capacity: 25 (40% booked)
Join us for a walk in Forest Park with Dr. Hannah Prather, Researcher at Portland State University. Hannah will be sharing her research from the Portland Metro area including her tree canopy lichen studies and what those studies are telling us about our regional air quality. Hannah will also teach us the basics of understanding lichens and how to identify a few of the more common macro-lichen species in the field, including species which can be used as bio-indicators of air quality.
Hannah will take us for a 1.5 mile walk up towards Pittock Mansion, an area where she gathered data for her research.When: May 19th from 9am to 12pm
Where: Upper MacLeay Trailhead on NW Cornell (Where the Wildwood Trail crosses Cornell Rd just below the Audubon Society)
There is a parking lot on the north side of the road. Carpooling is encouraged.
Bring your guidebooks, if you have them and a hand lens and magnifying glass. Also, bring your field notebooks and cameras to make notes and capture pictures of what we find.