Sponsored by ABLS
Trip Leaders: Steve Leavitt, Roger Rosentreter, and Larry St. Clair
Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23
Leave from the Boise Centre Friday morning at 9:00 am. Return to the Boise Centre 6:00 pm Sunday
Maximum Attendance - 13 people
(Note: due to a limited number of participants, registration open only for ABLS members - if not a member and are interested please email email@example.com)
Idaho is home to many unusual lichens, including intriguing vagrant lichens. Their free-growing lifestyle results in reference to them as wanderflechten, erratics, aerolichen, and tumbleweed lichens. They occur in unique habitats and are often accompanied by specialized plant communities, including a number of endemic species. However, these areas are often threatened by disturbance. For this 3-day field trip, we will explore these unique habitats and get to know Idaho’s rare and endemic vagrant lichens. We’ll visit the famed Lemhi and Little Lost River Valleys at the feet of the beautiful Lost River and Lemhi Mountains. We’ll see iconic sage-steppe habitats and the plants and lichens they support, note the impact of unique soil types on lichen and plant communities, and see some of Idaho’s most unusual lichens.
Some collecting will be possible.
Participants will purchase their own meals along the way.
Water and snacks will be provided.