Common Lichens of the Maine Forest

Instructor:  Diann Henderson

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • One hour lunch break
  • Class Limited to 24

This is a hands on exploratory course to understand and identify the common lichens of our Maine forests. We will work to understand the mystery of what lichens are, how they grow and reproduce, and their role in the ecosystem. We will identify samples in class using a hand lens. Weather permitting, we will identify a number of lichens on the Hutchinson Center grounds. We will use nature journals for notes and drawings throughout. Students need to bring a journal with blank pages (such as a 5” x 7” sketch pad) and a hand lens. Material to print will be sent to students prior to class start. There will be a one hour lunch break. Class Limited to 24

Diann Henderson has a Master’s Degree in Education and taught Middle School Math and Science in the USA as well as in international schools in Cambodia, China, Russia, and Ecuador. She is a graduate of the Maine Masters Naturalist Program and is looking forward to sharing her growing knowledge of what we see in Maine forests.