2019 Lava Beds Birds, Flora and Lichens
Photos by K.M. Pyle
Instructors: Frank Lospalluto, Steve Sheehy, and Sean Smith, M.S.
Dates: Friday – Sunday p.m., June 7-9, 2019
Location: Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, CA
Awake to a Western Meadowlark’s sweet song near your tent. View Sage Thrashers and drowsy Nighthawks in the Monument’s sagebrush country. We’ll visit several different habitats within spectacular Lava Beds National Monument from forest to pumice desert to lakeshore, to bird and botanize. Along the way and in a lab, we’ll also identify the many crustose lichens that form on lava rock and several fructicose and foliose species as well. This course will be taught by a botanist, biologist and lichenologist trio who have surveyed extensively at Lava Beds.
We will spend two nights in Lava Beds’ group campground, which is also a great place to observe butterflies! Bring camping gear, food, and a dish to share in a Saturday evening potluck.
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