/gallery/ads/2253.gif?u=1571298725

Log In   ·   Become A Member

Take A Walk Through Long Pond Greenbelt And Learn About Lichens With Dr. James D. Lendemer

Sydney A. Braat

Attendees will traverse through Vineyard Field. (Photo: SoFo)

You can join lichen expert Dr. James D. Lendemer, Assistant Curator and Institute of Systematic Botany at the New York Botanical Garden, for a scenic, informative walk in the woods that will help you explore the local lichen population in the Long Pond Greenbelt this fall. This event, hosted by The South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) and co-sponsored by SoFo and CW Arborists, will take place on Saturday, November 4. Dr. Lendemer will include a short introduction to the world of lichens and the program will meet at the South Form Natural History Museum at 10 a.m.

"We are thrilled to have Dr. Lendemer lead a walk in Vineyard Field," said Frank Quevedo, Executive Director at the South Fork Natural History Museum. "This is going to be a unique opportunity for anyone who is interested in learning about lichen biodiversity."

Dr. Lendemer's research project, "Lichen Biodiversity of the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain," has been incredibly eye-opening for the scientific community. His project was the very first assessment of lichens, a symbiotic partnership of two separate organisms, a fungus and an alga, in the Mid-Atlantic region and included a three-year research period. Many new lichen species were discovered and some were found to be endemic to a newly discovered biodiversity hotspot in North Carolina. Lichens have been severely threatened by human impact in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Lendemer's research is instrumental to our understanding of these unique lifeforms.

"The South Fork Natural History Museum strives to educate the public on the importance of the natural world," Quevedo remarked. "Lichens are often overlooked but they are very important for the health of our ecosystems."

The mission of the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center (SoFo) is to stimulate interest in, advance knowledge of, and foster appreciation for the natural environment, with special emphasis on the unique natural history of Long Island's South Fork.

Registration is mandatory for this free event. Please call 631-537-9735 or email sofo@hamptons.com to reserve your place at this riveting event.

South Fork Natural History Museum is located at 377 Bridgehampton in Sag Harbor Turnpike/Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-537-9735 or visit sofo.org.




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
/gallery/ads/1213.gif?u=1571298725
/gallery/ads/2302.gif?u=1571298725
/gallery/ads/2242.jpg?u=1571298725
/gallery/ads/2304.jpg?u=1571298725
BNB Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873
Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873. At every level of Brown Harris Stevens, you will find highly experienced, knowledgeable experts, single-mindedly devoted to your interests and your satisfaction. With offices in the Hamptons, New York City, Palm Beach, and Miami our brokers are exceptional - leading the field with the quality of their work ethic, their outstanding success rate and the sheer quantity of their transactions.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Alex Ferrone Gallery
As the only one of its kind on the North Fork, we exhibit and sell contemporary fine art works by mid-career and emerging artists with an emphasis on photo-based art. Fine art admirers and collectors enjoy opportunities to meet our exhibiting artists at special events including public receptions, Gallery Talks, and workshops.

Alex Ferrone Gallery
As the only one of its kind on the North Fork, we exhibit and sell contemporary fine art works by mid-career and emerging artists with an emphasis on photo-based art. Fine art admirers and collectors enjoy opportunities to meet our exhibiting artists at special events including public receptions, Gallery Talks, and workshops.