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Sat 01 Jun
Learn about the Lichens of the Shawangunk Mountains at Sam’s Point
Saturday, June 1, 2024 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
Join lichen photographer and Department of Environmental Conservation Steward, John Franklin, for a walk and talk on lichens, those intrepid little organisms that we see growing on trees and rocks throughout the Park Preserve. Prior to the hike, John will share his collection of amazing, close-up, macro photographs of lichens and actual samples of the colorful lichens that are found throughout the Park Preserve. We will walk up to two miles, stopping to discuss lichens along the way. Meet at the Sam's Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration for this program is not required, however, reservations to get into Sam's Point on weekends are required. You can reserve a parking spot through Reserve America New York: For questions regarding this program and/or its parking requirements, please email Rebecca Howe-Parisio at