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Wed 3/21 7pm Program: Mosses, Lichens, and Fungi with Deborah Smeltzer

posted Mar 4, 2018, 1:00 PM by Roxie Rochat   [ updated Mar 4, 2018, 1:11 PM ]
Beaked, ragbag, witches hair, mycorrhizae slime molds...mosses, lichens, and fungi cover our world here in the Northwest. What part do they play in the growth of the forest or in keeping our air clean? There are very few places on earth that have the cool moist climate perfect for the growth of so many species of moss and lichen. WSU Master Gardener Deborah Smeltzer will make a presentation on these necessary organisms and their place in our environment.  From the natural forest to the naturalized garden, with slippery sidewalks in between, you will learn more about how to, if not love them, at least live with them in a healthy manner.  This community program is Wednesday, March 21, 7 p.m. at the Island County Multipurpose Center (Blue Building), 141 N East Camano Drive. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. For information, call 360-387-2236, visit, or email

Russ Holmes will lead a moss field trip to Four Springs Lake Preserve on Sunday afternoon at 1pm.