WILD NAPA ~ Lichens ~ Oct 12

Get to know Napa County’s wild creatures with our monthly lecture series

When: 2nd Wednesdays, 7 pm

Where: Napa Main Library, 580 Coombs St, Napa ~ Magazine Area

Cost: Free. Please note that voluntary donations are solicited via a donation basket. All donations gathered at WILD NAPA go towards speaker fees and coordination time associated with WILD NAPA.

Sponsors: RCD, Watershed Information & Conservation Council, Friends of the Napa River, Napa Valley Vintners, Carolyn Parr Nature Center, and Napa County Library

October 12 ~ The World of Lichens 

Shelly Bensen, California Lichen Society

Lichens are found all around us, growing in nearly every habitat and on almost any surface. However, these abundant creatures are often overlooked. Shelly Benson, president of the California Lichen Society, will explain this fascinating fungal-algal relationship known as, the lichen. Join us to learn about the ecological importance of lichens and how humans have used them throughout time.





Up Next ~ 

November 9 Dragonflies, with Kathy Briggs

December 14 Lamprey, with Stewart Reid

January 11  Coyotes, with Keli Hendricks, Project Coyote 

Previous Lectures ~

August 12 – River otters

Megan Isadore, The River Otter Ecology Project

September 9 – Beavers

Kate Lundquist, Occidental Arts and Ecology Center

October 14 – Mountain Lions

Zara McDonald, Felidae Conservation Fund

November 18 – Raptors

Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County

December 10 – Steelhead & Salmon

Jonathan Koehler, Napa County RCD

January 13 – Where the Wild Things Are

Michelle Halbur, Pepperwood Preserve 

February 10 – Manzanitas, Animals, and Fire

Tom Parker, San Francisco State University

March 9 – Big Year of Birding

Wendy Schackwitz, Napa-Solano Audubon 

April 13 – Owls

Trinka Marris, Hungry Owl Project

May 11 – Bats

Corky Quirk, NorCal Bats

June 8 – Western Pond Turtle

Matthew Bettelheim, (bio)accumulation 

July 13 – California Native Bees

Gordon Frankie, Urban Bee Lab, UC Berkeley

August 10 – Iconic Cats

Quinton Martins, Audubon Canyon Ranch

September 14 – Napa River Wildlife & Restoration 

Shaun Horne & Jeremy Sarrow, Napa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District