Another belated post from earlier Botany Group communications – Jocie’s email to the group on July 1.
Below is a message from Randal about a lichen project for iNatuarlist happening this summer. I hope this will inspire all of you to do some lichen-looking. There is a rich diversity of lichens in Strathcona Park and Randal is sure to make many additions to the list.
“I was wanting to focus on lichens in the park this summer. I’ve set up an iNaturalist Project page for Lichens of Strathcona Park:”
“There are 194 current observations and about 50 species [on July 1]. With a little attention, both of those numbers should grow through the summer.”
Here are a few photos of common lichens to look out for in the Buttle Lake area (click to enlarge).