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Urban Naturalist, Lichen for August

August 23, 2013

Lichen drawing Jo KeoghLichen on twigSat 31 August: Lichen
When the industrial revolution hit Manchester, the negative environmental effects meant that many of the Lichen species died out. This was because they could not survive in the heavily polluted air. Lichens are a symbiotic relationship formed from Alga and Fungi, now we can see their return to the streets of Manchester as a great sign of the improvements to our air quality! Join artist Jo Keogh in the Herbarium to wonder at the fantastic collection, share her enthusiasm with Lichens and the importance of collecting and preserving samples.

Urban Naturalist is a programme of friendly, practical workshops for adults run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep

Book on: 0161 275 2648 or museum@manchester.ac.uk / £3 / Last Sat of the month / 2-4pm

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