Garden club to host talk Jan. 10

BAR HARBOR — Fred Olday, adjunct professor at College of the Atlantic, will give a presentation at the Bar Harbor Garden Club’s January meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Birch Bay Village Inn on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m.

Olday’s talk will cover the most commonly encountered mosses, liverworts and lichens found on Mount Desert Island.

Emphasis will be given to their individual lifestyles and habitat preferences along with pointers on how to recognize common species and genera in the field.

Equipped with nothing more than a good hand lens and modern field guides, a day spent in the outdoors any time of year can richly reward participants by allowing them to become more familiar with these less conspicuous members of our local flora.

Olday has previously taught botany, chemistry and soils at University of Massachusetts Lowell and at College of the Atlantic.

Following his retirement, he has returned to College of the Atlantic, where he presently teaches courses in bryophyte and lichen biology.

For more information, email [email protected]

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