CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: Looking at Lichens 1/8
Tuesday, January 8, 6 p.m.
Kitty Cat Klub, Dinkytown
We’ve all seen lichens growing on rocks, trees, or buildings. Yet their unusual and complex structure often goes unnoticed. Though they appear to be a single entity, lichens are actually complex and versatile organisms. Bell Museum Curator of Lichens, Imke Schmitt, will discuss the evolution of lichens, which species provide food, medicines and clothing dyes, and which help out nature by cleaning the air and adding color to the landscape.