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By Shelia A. Strawn

SBM XX (not assigned yet)
ISSN 0883-1475
ISBN-not assigned
Publication Date: Summer 2020
Copyright © 2020 Sheila A. Strawn
Specifications: 6½"×9½" (flexbinding), ~144 pp., color photos throughout, by author and Sarah Hearn. Illustrations by Sarah Hearn.

About the Book

Lichen Field Guide for Oklahoma and Surrounding States provides descriptions of over 120 lichen species, using characteristics that are easy to learn and observe in the field. It suggests additional chemical tests that can be used to differentiate between similar species. It is hoped that this field guide will promote the study of lichens for academics, government officials, and amateurs.

Topics include:
• Thallus variations, colors, and chemistry
• Detailed descriptions of each thallus type
• Quick ID charts for each thallus type
• Images for species in each thallus type
• Indexed Glossary with photos depicting each term
• Publications and Websites with more resources
• Index and Checklist of Lichen Species in Oklahoma

About the Author & Cover Artist

Sheila A. Strawn is the author. Sheila Strawn holds a B.S. in Biology and a M.Ed. summa cum laude in Adult Education from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her Ph.D. is in grassland ecology from the University of Oklahoma. She edited the Oklahoma Native Plant Record from 2001 through 2017. Dr. Strawn has been a lecturer at the University of Central Oklahoma and has taught biology courses for over 30 years.

Sarah Hearn is an interdisciplinary visual artist and citizen scientist. Her practice is rooted in drawing, photography, installation, and participatory culture. Through close study of biological life and phenomena, she explores how humans can learn from and collaborate with nature. Her work calls attention to that which is often invisible at first glance.