Stuff to Like About Lichens

Unidentified Crustose lichen on Quartzite. © Drew Brayshaw Did you know that we have over 1100 different species of lichens in British Columbia? Lichens aren’t fungi, moss, or plants. Instead, think of lichens as a set of stellar roommates - a mutualistic relationship where both parties benefit. In most cases, lichens are made up of …

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Ephemeral Wetlands

Northwestern Salamander (Ambystoma gracile) As first appeared in BC Outdoors Magazine. Written by Kendall McLaughlin, BCWF Wetlands Workforce Assistant It’s July and you are thinking of building a cabin somewhere far away from civilization. You come across this beautiful, relatively flat area full of sedges and grasses. The best part is the large pond just …

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