OHIO MOSS AND LICHEN ASSOCIATION
The principal means by which Ohio Moss and Lichen Association advances knowledge of cryptogam distribution in our state is by going on collecting forays to the best natural areas in targeted counties. We often choose counties that haven’t been well explored yet. We generally have two forays each year: one in late Spring or Summer, and the other in early Fall. Most often, the Fall Foray is a two-day excursion, with an overnight stay at a location that includes having a “scope room” set up as a lab for early identification of our finds (and a fun social time as well).
On an informal rotating basis, volunteer pairs of OMLA members plan and coordinate each foray into a county they find intriguing. They will also compile the results and write them up for our newsletter (OBELISK).
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TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH FORAY
(links to separate foray pages)
OMLA at Wood County, June 2019
OMLA at Crane Hollow. September, 2018
OMLA at Wayne County June 2018
OMLA at Burr Oak State Park, Morgan County.
OMLA at Dawes Arboretum, Licking County. June 2017.
OMLA at Miami County. October 1, 2016.
Summer Foray to Carroll County. July 16, 2016.
OMLA Fall Foray to Montgomery County. October 2-3, 2015.
OMLA Spring Foray to Brown County. June 13-14, 2015.
OMLA Fall Foray to Adams and Pike Counties. October 3-5, 2014.
2014 OMLA Spring Foray 2014 to Pickaway County.
2013 OMLA Fall Foray to Columbiana County.
2013 OMLA Spring Foray to Allen County.
2012 OMLA Fall Foray to Monroe County.
2012 OMLA Spring Foray to Fayette County.
2011 fall Foray to Crawford and Morrow Counties
2011 Spring foray to Defiance County
2010 Fall Foray to Muskingum County
2010 Summer Foray to Henry and Putnam Counties
2009 Fall Foray to Meigs County
2009 Summer Foray to Darke County
2008 Fall Foray to Erie County
2008 Summer Foray to Gallia County
2007 Summer Foray to Pike and Ross Counties
2006 Fall Foray to Washington County
2006 Summer Foray to Vinton County
2005 Fall Foray to Lawrence and Jackson Counties
2005 Summer Foray to Lucas County
2004 Fall Foray to Adams County