9550 Sperry Rd
Kirtland, OH 44094
Lichens cover 6 to 8 percent of the Earth’s surface, but are unknown to most people.Worldwide, there are about 15,000 kinds of lichen, and Ohio has about 550 species. In this program you’ll learn the basics of lichens – what they are, where to find them, how they live and reproduce and tips for identifying and photographing lichens. In the afternoon, we’ll visit some lichen-rich areas, accompanied by several Northeast Ohio lichen experts, to survey lichens and produce a preliminary list of Arboretum lichen species.