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Lunchtime Discovery: Lichens of North Carolina

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Assortment of lichens on a fence rail.

Biology, Distribution and Conservation

Gary Perlmutter, Environmental Specialist, NC DEQ Division of Water Resources

Lichens are beautiful, fascinating organisms that are often overlooked, despite being found everywhere! This presentation will give a sense of the wonder of these unusual lifeforms, their dizzying array of species diversity and how lichens are important to the ecosystems in which they reside, with a focus on species here in North Carolina.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


July 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith