Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a lively new series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to Mountain Lake and its ecological restoration. Gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of disciplines talk on topics ranging from Archaeology to Zooplankton. Here’s your chance to ask the experts your questions about the science being done to save this precious San Francisco natural wonder!
On July 20, come hear Shelly Benson, president of the California Lichen Society, speak about lichens and lead an exploration of the lichen habitats of Mountain Lake, talking about where to look for lichens, lichen ecology, and why lichens are important.
Shelly has been studying lichens for the past 14 years. She received a Master of Science degree in 2001 from the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, where she studied lichen ecology in the canopy of old growth forests in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. She has conducted lichen inventories in the San Francisco Bay Area, including an inventory of the Presidio of San Francisco.