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November 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


with Eimy Rivas Plata, Lichenologist

Lichens (lichenized fungi) are symbiotic organisms that consist of fungal, algal and/or bacterial partners. Among the first life-forms to live on land, lichens have occupied nearly every habitat on Earth and grow on many of the surfaces of our environment. This class introduces students to the fascinating world of lichen biology, the dazzling diversity of the local lichen flora, and their importance as indicators of environmental health. Includes lecture, demonstrations, and a foray out into the Garden.

This course will be held outdoors in the Garden and in the classroom with a significant portion of the time being spent outdoors. No prerequisites. This course serves as a 0.5 elective credit in our Native Plant Studies program but is open to the general public as well. Bring your lunch – there will be a short lunch break midday.

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November 7
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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(919) 962-0522