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Day Hike - Private Residence

The mosses and lichens are flourishing in March. Join this family urban hike where we will visit lichen and moss filled trees and learn simple identification. We will start with a little lesson and then hit the forest to see the beauty of these plant forms. Ages 5 and up.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

2-4 pm.

We will meet at a private residence on the west side of Olympia for a simple preview of mosses, lichens, and liverworts and then proceed to the trail from there.

Specific instructions for meeting will be given out closer to the time based on weather and family groupings.

This is a family hike and only adults accompanied by children will be permitted.

Depending on weather we will meet outside or in a covered area to learn some simple moss and lichen facts and identifying features. The we will take our scopes and guides and talk an easy walk, stopping to check out the mosses/lichens.  Each family group will claim a tree to evaluate. Scopes provided or bring your own magnifying glasses.

If you are lucky, we will taste some lichen snacks!

Rescheduled if there is snow or steady rain.

We will be going at a slow pace, so you will have to dress warmly.

We will be following social distancing and masking as we learn and explore.


Private Residence

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials:  bring light packs with spare hat/gloves/rain gear, water, potty pack, simple first aid, and below gear.  This is a low risk urban hike.

  • Bring rain gear for a drizzle or misting and hat to protect eyes and scopes.

    Bring any guides to plants or mosses that you want and any scopes, but you will also be provided with some.

    Snack to share in case you don't like eating lichen treats.

Masks and hand sanitizer required.

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