Upcoming Forays

Upcoming Forays/Workshops of the
Ohio Moss and Lichen Association

2017 OMLA SUMMER FORAY.
DAWES ARBORETUM, LICKING COUNTY

Meet at 9:30, Saturday, June 17th at the picnic shelter.

Dawes Arboretum is located on Ohio St. Rt. 13, about 2.3 miles north of I-70, east of Columbus, and south of Newark. A map of the arboretum can be downloaded HERE. A list of Licking County lichens can be downloaded HERE. A list of Licking County mosses can be downloaded HERE.

Turn into the main entrance on the west side of Rt. 13.  Drive past the Visitors Center and turn left into the main parking lot.  Proceed to the far end where the picnic shelter is located.  There are porta-potties here also.  Better bathrooms are located in the Visitors Center if you would rather not rough it.

There are native woods behind the picnic shelter and also a very old cemetery.  Let’s work this area in the morning and plan on being back at the shelter at 11:30 for lunch.

After lunch we can go through the tunnel to the east side of Rt. 13 where there is a large tract of native mixed hardwood forest.  There are a few glacial boulders present, but we did not find any exposed bedrock.

Please bring a lunch and drinks, appropriate clothing and mosquito dope.  Feel free to invite interested friends to come with you.  Dawes also has many horticultural plantings that you might want to view.

If you have any questions, please call or e-mail Ray Showman or Barb Andreas.

See you there!

Note: The Crum Bryological Workshop is scheduled for October 8-13, at State College, Pennsylvania. These two locations are about 4-5 hours apart. It is possible to leave the Fall Foray when it ends around noon on the 8th, and drive to State College!

Please contact the trip leaders to let them know you’re planning to attend. Alternatively, or if you have any questions about this trip or OMLA in general, please email the webmaster.

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