Upcoming Forays

Upcoming Forays/Workshops of the
Ohio Moss and Lichen Association

2017 OMLA FALL FORAY
MORGAN COUNTY

The OMLA Fall Foray is scheduled for the weekend of October 7-8, in Morgan County. Morgan County is located in east-central Ohio.  Below is the information that you need to reserve a room at Burr Oak Lake State Park for our 2017 Fall Foray.  Please read the information carefully.

We have many new OMLA members, so here is an explanation of a foray.  The purpose of the foray is to collect as many species as possible.  The group meets either Friday night or Saturday morning.  These details will be sent later.  The group goes to a selected natural area and spreads out to collect (permits have been arranged in advance).  At each foray, a “scope” room is reserved.  On Saturday late afternoon and evening, the group  works on the identification of the material collected.  Many members have there own scopes, but there are always a few extras around for those who don’t have scopes.   A new member might want to pair up with a more advanced person to learn some techniques.

Sunday, after breakfast, the group again goes to a selected natural areas to further collect.  

Perhaps the most important mission of OMLA is to expand the distributions of mosses and lichens, and each foray concentrates on a particular county.  This foray will concentrate on Morgan County.  Forays are a great way to make friends with folks interested in cryptogams.

DETAILS  WILL FOLLOW LATER, BUT RESERVE YOUR ROOM NOW!!!

The Ohio Moss and Lichen Association (OMLA) fall foray will be held Oct 7-8.  Come to scenic Burr Oak Lake State Park to look for bryophytes and/or lichens or interact with those who do.  The park has a lovely lodge with wonderful views of the lake.  Up to 10 lodge rooms or cabins are reserved at a group rate for OMLA.  The group rate for a lodge room or deluxe cabin is the same $119.00 a night.  See the bottom of this email for descriptions of the rooms/cabins subject to the group rate.  To get the group rate, make your reservation by calling 740-767-2112 no later than September 6, and be sure to mention you’re with Ohio Moss and Lichen Association.  The group rate is also available for Friday night, for those who want to drive in the day before.  For the budget minded, a deluxe cabin or some room types could be shared by several people, and there are of course regular camping sites and a limited number of camper cabins ($40.00/night).  The lodge has a nice restaurant.  You can see the menu at https://stayburroak.com/dining/.  

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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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