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Saturday Wild hike to examine lichens near Dredge Lakes

Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010

JUNEAU - This weekend's Saturday Wild hike will be looking at lichens that grow near the Mendenhall Glacier area and will be led by local expert Chiska Derr.

Derr, who penned a book with Bob Armstrong titled "Lichens around Mendenhall Glacier," will show local participants how to identify these unique organisms and will touch on how they exist.

This event is open to the public and is free.

Please bring a hand lens or magnifying glass. Meet at the end of Dredge Lake Road off the Back Loop Road. For more information call 789-9841.



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