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

Monday, May 20
6:00 – 8:00 pm

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.

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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