Sat, Oct 14|
Pine Island Parking Lot - Wascana Park
Pine Island Lichenology Excursion
Have you ever wondered what was growing on the rocks, the trees, old buildings? Why do old wooden buildings look orange? Wonder no more with a free guided hike looking for Saskatchewans strangest plant like organisms… LICHENS! The weird tiny fungi / algae that cover 8% of our world
Time & Location
Oct 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Pine Island Parking Lot - Wascana Park, Pine Island Bridge, Regina, SK S4S, Canada
About the Event
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm. Meet at the Pine Island Parking Lot - Wascana Park
Leader: YQR Naturalist Dave Drummond
A free Pine Island is a man made island situated to the southwest of the Wascana Parkway Bridge. Originally constructed in the 1930s with fill from the first excavation and further expanded and upgraded following the "big dig" wascana lake expansion in 2004. In the 19 years since, the islands miniature ecosystem is coming into its own. With many birds frequenting the open water in front of the island and mature trees giving cover to ground dwelling species. It's also boasts a very expansive wall covered in early colonizing lichens!
Come explore this little island with Dave Drummond, "The YQR Naturalist," and learn about the island and its funky fungal inhabitants.