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Louth and Rockway CAs: Bryophytes and Lichens with Roman Olszewski

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Louth and Rockway CAs: Bryophytes and Lichens (near St. Catherine's) with Roman Olszewski on Sunday, June 23rd 2019 (9:50 AM)

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Louth and Rockway Conservation Areas: Bryophytes and Lichens (near St. Catherine's) with Roman Olszewski on Sunday, June 23rd 2019 (9:50 AM)

The Niagara Region of Ontario currently hosts over 150 species of lichens. Many of these are located in the Niagara Escarpment area. On this trip we will be visiting two of the lesser known conservation areas which are outstanding for their beauty and richness of species: Rockway and Louth. The close proximity (ca. 2km) of these areas to each other allows us to visit both sites in less than a day.

They are located southwest of Jordan and west of St. Catharines. Both areas feature smooth dirt pathways, rugged, rocky trails, gorges and waterfalls, which may be spectacular during rainy weather. Dry weather allows the beds of the creeks to be examined easily for such aquatic moss species as Fissidens fontanus. Lichen species like Peltigera pop up irregularly along the paths. A few years back a huge thallus of the lichen was spotted on a trailside rock. Recent attempts at locating it have failed. Will we find it on our outing? Distinctive mosses such as Thamnobryum alleghaniense, Climacium americanum (Tree moss) and Rhodobryum ontariense (Rose moss) can be found in various locations.

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