Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Learn about Southwark Park lichens

Thanks to Steve Cornish for forwarding this to me:

From: "Reast, Eleanor I"
21 August 2013 09:40:23 BST
Subject: Learn about lichens with an expert from the Natural History Museum!

Ever wondered what the colourful organisms growing on the trees, pavements and park benches in Southwark Park were? Do you know they’re called lichens but wanted to know more? Well here’s your chance to spend an afternoon with a lichen expert! Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) and leading lichenologist Dr. Pat Wolseley from the Natural History Museum will be able to show you the basics and help you discover some of the urban lichens growing in and around Southwark Park.

This free session will be on Wednesday 4th September from 1-5pm. It’s designed for complete beginners so all you need to bring is enthusiasm! It’s free but places are limited to 15 so booking is essential.

Please contact Eleanor Reast, OPAL Community Scientist on opal [at] or phone the OPAL office on 02075 949295 to book your place.

Eleanor Reast
OPAL Community Scientist, London and South East

Centre for Environmental Policy
Imperial College London
South Kensington, London, SW7 1NA

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