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Northern Ecology

Lichens: Pioneers of the North Woods

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Course Overview

Often overlooked and clearly underappreciated, our lichens are wonderfully diverse and surprisingly beautiful. We will explore habitats from the shore of Lake Superior to inland forests and rocky outcrops. Practice with tools and techniques that will catapult you from nerdy novice to local respected authority. Bring a camera, notebook, and curiosity. Casual strolls through the park will never be the same again. Joe remarks, "I love lichens and so will you!!"

Required Tools

  • Comfortable shoes 
  • Clothing layers for any weather
  • Rain gear if needed
  • Water
  • Snacks


Sat, Jun 1st, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-4pm
Tuition: $115.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Joe Walewski
Joe Walewski
Finland, MN

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Lichens: Pioneers of the North Woods