Urban Naturalist: Lichen
|Dates:||31 August 2013|
|Times:||14:00 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
Saturday 31 August, 2-4pm
Book on 0161 275 2648 or firstname.lastname@example.org, £3
When the industrial revolution hit Manchester, the negative environmental effects meant that many of the Lichen species died out. This was because they could not survive in the heavily polluted air. Lichens are a symbiotic relationship formed from Alga and Fungi, now we can see their return to the streets of Manchester as a great sign of the improvements to our air quality! Join artist Jo Keogh in the Herbarium to wonder at the fantastic collection, share her enthusiasm with Lichens and the importance of collecting and preserving samples.
Urban Naturalist is a series of friendly, practical workshops run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep.
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