Arboretum Lichens (in-person)

Sat Mar 09 2024 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens | Seattle

UW Botanic Gardens
Publisher/HostUW Botanic Gardens
Arboretum Lichens (in-person)
Advance registration required.
Cost: $45.
Financial aid slots available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Looking for a Winter activity for those short days in Seattle? Lichens grow on trees, shrubs and rocks in botanic gardens and can tell us about air quality and the make-up of plants and geology. Botanic gardens can take on new meaning as a *fun* place to observe a symbiotic organism made up of a fungus and algae. You will also learn about common lichens found in an urban environment and take home a user-friendly chart that lists lichens found in your neighborhood.
Lichens are harmless to your plants and add aesthetic value to trees and shrubs. We can actually use them as indicators of air pollution! Join Dr. Katherine Glew at the Washington Park Arboretum to get a head start on learning lichens from one of Seattleā€™s botanic gardens. You can enjoy the late winter/early spring season by looking for lichens, rather than staying inside and missing out on the excitement of being outside!

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Washington Park Arboretum UW Botanic Gardens, 2300 Arboretum Drive East,Seattle,WA,United States


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