Halloween Lichen Foray- Sunday, Oct 29th

  • 29 Oct 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Washington, DC
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Foray Announcement:

Rock Creek Cemetery

Sunday, October 29 - 10:00 AM

Foray Leaders: Dr. Natalie Howe & Tom McCoy

No registration necessary for this event.

In honor of the Halloween season, MAWDC is going to host a spooky lichen identification walk in historic Rock Creek Cemetery with lichenologist Dr. Natalie Howe and Tom McCoy.  Lichens are composite organisms that love to grow on rocks ... e.g. tombstones, so you should stop in for a spell.

Lichens are best appreciated under magnification, so bring along your hand lens if you have one, but if you don't, no worries, we'll have many available for loan.  Also, be aware that Rock Creek Cemetery is famous for its funerary arts, and we'll have a few pauses to appreciate their beauty as our leaders explain the history and symbolism of a few famous sculptures.  We're taking a Halloween walk in a famous cemetery to learn about lichens and amazing art.  What fun(gi) we're going to have!

We'll meet at the gate entrance near the intersection of Webster Street and Rock Creek Church Road.  Finding parking can be challenging, but you may be able to locate a spot on Webster St., or by parallel parking along New Hampshire Ave.  

Map to the location

See you soon,

Tom McCoy

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