July 8, 2017

Lichens & Ferns Workshop

  • Lichens & Ferns Workshop
     August 12, 2017
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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This all day workshop, held in partnership with our friends at the Friends of Sax Zim Bog, will include spending the day up at the Sax Zim bog, looking for some of the most often ignored organisms… lichens and ferns.

Fern Emerging

Spend the day learning about the lives of these fascinating groups. You’ll be in the field, learning identification tips and tricks, and we’ll find a wide variety of species, in a number of locations.


We’ll also bring specimens back to the Welcome Center to examine them under a microscope. Joe’s books will be available for purchase!

Registration Includes…

Instruction, and a fun day out in the Sax Zim Bog!

Skill Level…

No prior experience needed

Best for Ages…

18 and older

You should bring…

Drinking water, a bag lunch and/or snacks (no food is available anywhere nearby), insect repellent, hat, sunscreen, rubber boots (if you don’t bring rubber boots, your feet WILL get wet), camera, and a sense of curiosity!


This class will be held at the Friends of Sax Zim Bog’s Visitor Center:

Friends of Sax Zim Bog Visitor Center

The visitor center is about one hour from Duluth. If you want to carpool with other attendees, drop us a line after registration, and we’ll connect you with other people who would like to carpool.

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  • Gigi Stafne says:

    Joe, will you be teaching this course again 2017-18? I am interested, but will be away this August weekend with a previous commitment. Thank you, Gigi Stafne

    • Joe Walewski says:

      Gigi, I have no idea what is on my schedule for next summer. None…ha ha. This summer has been my busiest yet. And truly rewarding! I hope to do more, but I can’t say at this time. Thanks for your interest.

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