26th Annual Meeting of the California Lichen Society

Hastings Natural History Reservation, Monterey County, January 24 – 26, 2020

The California Lichen Society’s 26th Annual Meeting will be held at Hastings Natural History Reserve on Carmel Valley Road, January 24th – 26th, 2020. The weekend celebration will include field trips on Friday and Saturday. Additionally, on Saturday there will be an open meeting of the Board of Directors, and a social hour followed by a pot-luck dinner. Afterwards will be a presentation by an eminent guest speaker. In your free time between all these activities, participate in lichen identification sessions and enjoyable lichen chatter. This event connects CALS members with California lichens.

Hastings Reserve is part of the Big Sur wilderness area in central coastal California. The site is unique, with some rare flora given that the site has not been used for grazing in over 70 years. Additionally, the site has been observed, researched, and protected for just as long, offering insights into the natural ecological systems. The reserve is primarily a mixture of live oaks and redwoods with perennial stream riparian zones mixed in. With a rich non-vascular flora, join CALS in identifying the lichens at Hastings Reserve as we celebrate 26 years of lichenology in California.

If interested in participating, email memberatlarge@californialichens.org for more information or to register. Lodging options are on a first come first serve basis.

Lace lichen and modest cabin at Hastings

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