OMLA 2004 Fall Foray
Adams County, Ohio (October 22-24)

The initial OMLA foray was hosted by Mark Zloba and held at the Edge of Appalachia Preserve System. This amazing preserve is a collaboration between the Cincinnati Museum of Natural history and the Nature Conservancy, and protects some of the highest biological diversity areas in all of Ohio. The Rieveschl Chalet served as the base camp for the foray. The main field trip was to Buzzardroost Rock on Saturday. Some of the most interesting lichen species recorded at this site included: Canoparmelia caroliniana, Canoparmelia texana, and Punctelia perreticulata. Additionally, the Ohio rarity Phaeophyscia leana was observed along Ohio Brush Creek. Another rare lichen, Collema coccophorum, was found on the roadside bank near the Rieveschl Chalet.

A total of 53 bryophytes were collected on this foray, including four new county records: Bryum argenteum, Hypnum pallescens, Oxystegus tenuirostris, and Plagiothecium cavifolium. A complete list of moss and lichen species collected during this foray appeared in EVANSIA, a publication of the American Bryological and Lichenological Society.

OMLA at Edge in October, 2004