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Monthly Archives: April 2021

What’s that stuff on my tree? A guide to Manitoba’s lichens

If you’re an observant person, you may have noticed colourful things growing on Manitoba’s trees and rocks. Although some of these organisms are mosses (especially near the base), they are more likely to be lichens.  Bright orange Firedot Lichens (Caloplaca spp.) are common on Manitoba’s elm and oak trees. Lichens are symbiotic organisms; they consist of a fungus (called a mycobiont) and an alga (called a photobiont). In some lichens…

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Manitoba Museum Opens New Prairies Gallery Completing the Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project

Winnipeg MB (April 7, 2021): Tomorrow, the Manitoba Museum opens its new Prairies Gallery, marking the completion of the $20.5 million Bringing Our Stories Forward Capital Renewal Project. Over the past four years, this Project has seen the renewal of the Nonsuch Gallery, Boreal Forest Corridor, and Welcome Gallery, and the creation of a new Winnipeg Gallery, and now, the Prairies Gallery.  The new Prairies Gallery reveals a deep and…

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