Desoto State Park

A World in Miniature: Lichens

Event Dates:
September 28, 2019, 7:00 pm
DSP Lichens

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Campfire Talk: A World in Miniature: Lichens

Join us for a fun campfire talk in the great outdoors! Campfire Talks are a series of educational & entertaining programs located in the great outdoors. Campfire programs are held many Friday & Saturday evening (May –October) in DeSoto State Park.

Lichens cover 6% of the earth’s surface and there are around 20,000 known species. They are capable of growing on any surface that is stable and sufficiently well-lit to allow photosynthesis; they grow on rocks, tree bark, branches, on top of other lichens and mosses and also on the soil surface. Lichens are found on every continent on earth, including Antarctica.

Join lepidopterist and photographer, Vitaly Charny, naturalist and co-author of 'Butterflies of Alabama' to learn about the many species of lichens that can be found in Alabama.

Seating is limited, so bring your own comfortable camp chair if you wish.

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama. Campfire Ring in the Improved campground, next to campsite 93. Gate will open 30 minutes before program starts. (held in nature center in case of inclement weather)

Fee: Free to the Public; Great for all ages! For details, 256.997.5025 or email