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Lookin’ at Lichen Walking Tour
September 25th , 11:00am – 12:30pm
What are these organisms brightening up the landscape in shades of orange, yellow, green, blue, and even black? No, it’s not the flowers, it’s the lichens! Green-Wood is the ideal ecological oasis for lichens—colorful fungi that grow on gravestones and trees.
Nova Patch, a member of the New York Mycological Society, will lead you on a walk to explore, identify, and appreciate the lichens found in the Cemetery, which is home to over fifty species. The next time you visit Green-Wood you won’t be able to take your eyes off them!
$25 / $20 for members. There are no paper or e-tickets. Attendees will be checked in by name.
The walk is over hilly and uneven terrain, comfortable footwear is encouraged. Click here for our inclement weather policy.
Location: Check-in takes place in the meadow at the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street. Look for signage.
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Mandatory Safety Protocols
– Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering at all times and maintain at least a 6-foot distance from those not in their group.
– The walk is over hilly and uneven terrain, comfortable footwear is encouraged.
– Follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
– Travel Safely: Green-Wood recommends following all safety precautions while traveling to and from the Cemetery, whether by foot, mass transit, or driving. If taking mass transit, please check the MTA’s guidelines.
Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a temperature. Please use good judgement if you have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19, please check the CDC website.
Green-Wood reserves the right to deny entry to any visitor who refuses to comply with the safety guidelines.
If you observe a situation or behavior that does not reflect these protocols, please advise an ambassador or other staff member immediately. With everyone’s cooperation this will be a memorable and safe unique experience.