ROCKLAND — On Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., join others at the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge visitor center to learn about lichens.
Ever wondered what all those little crusty things are on the rocks and bark of trees? Oh, lichens you say; but what do you really know about them? Their composition? Reproduction? Place in the ecosystem? Uses? Did you know that the oldest living organisms are 8,600-year-old lichens in the Arctic?
Join Diann Henderson for a hands-on class to learn about the lichens found in Maine. Henderson is a retired middle school science teacher and a graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program. There will be an optional field trip on Mt. Battie in the afternoon, weather permitting.
Register at: https://bit.ly/3FxKYwL or on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR website at www.mainecoastislands.org. For questions, email email@example.com or call 594-0600 ext. 5114.