Lichen Field trip up Leith Saddle Track

Saturday 6th of June 2015, 09:30 AM (5 years ago)

Contact: Allison Knight | alli_knight@hotmail.com | 027 487 8265

The ancient and regenerating mist forest above the top of the Northern Motorway harbours a variety of old growth inner forest lichens. We will concentrate on the large 'leafy' foliose lichens that are so characteristic of New Zealand's rainforest. The Botany Department has kindly allowed us to bring specimens back to the lab to examine identifying and interesting features more closely. Bring hand lens. Meet at the Dept of Botany car park 464 Great King St. Bad weather date Sunday.