Lichen/Bryophyte Guided Hike for City Nature Challenge – Saturday, April 30

4 Different Cladonia Lichens – Photo Bob Kennedy

There will be a Guided Hike at the Nicols Lake Trail – Saturday, April 30

This event is co-hosted with the Nova Scotia Museum for the 2022 City Nature Challenge

Sean Haughian from the Nova Scotia Museum will lead participants through these lichen and moss-rich habitats to boost their knowledge and species counts for the City Nature Challenge. Habitats we will see include wet conifer forest, upland forest, lakeshore, and streamside. An upland mixed hardwood forest is nearby down a slightly more rugged trail. Our focus will be on the lichens and bryophytes. Highlights include our provincial lichen, blue felt lichen.

Attendees must register with in advance.

Storm Date: None
Contact/Registration: TBD
Time/Place: 9 am, in the parking lot of the Prospect Road Community Centre, at 2141 Prospect Rd, Hatchet Lake, NS (only 20 minutes from downtown Halifax, by car); this is the
Duration: 3 hours
Difficulty: The hike is approximately 1.6 km, is easy-moderate with a gravelled surface for the duration.
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