Friends of Skagit Beaches 14th Annual Winter Lecture Series

April 12, 2019

Plankton of the Land:

Mosses, lichens, and fungi in Pacific Northwest forests

Plankton are the foundation of life in the ocean. Is there an analogy in terrestrial ecosystems? Yes there is! In the Pacific Northwest, the foundation of terrestrial ecosystems is the “Stegnon”, the layer of organic life just above, within, and below the soil of the forest floor. Here in the Stegnon, mosses, lichens, and fungi play an important role in forest ecosystems. Naturalist and author of The Boundary Layer, Kem Luther, PhD, Vancouver Island, will present a look at the environmental services these inhabitants of the Stegnon provide as they process and convert organic matter into nutrients in a form usable by other organisms. Friday, April 12, 2019. 7:00pm - 8:30pm, 1601 R St., NW Educational Services District Bldg., Anacortes. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches, the lecture is free and open to all ages. For more information please visit www.skagitbeaches.org or contact Matt Kerschbaum: cherrytree2@comcast.net

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