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30th October 2019 Evening to 3rd November 2019 Noon

Event Description:

Wednesday 30 October to Sunday 3 November 2019

BLS Autumn Meeting 2019 - Juniper Hall, Surrey

local organiser: Paul Cannon

meeting base: Field Studies Council, Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6DA


The Autumn 2019 Field Meeting will be based at the Juniper Hall Field Centre, at the base of Box Hill near Dorking. Surrey is a surprisingly diverse county for lichen habitats, even though exposed rock is largely restricted to churchyards. Recent indications suggest that the recovery of lichen populations from historical air pollution is going well, although nitrification remains a major concern. Expect woodland borders and old trees on the chalk soils of the North Downs, and parkland and lowland heath habitats on the Greensand. Some of the iconic lichen churchyards of the south-east will be in range, including Mickleham within walking distance of the centre which may still hold the national record for species numbers.


When available further details of the meeting will be published in the BLS Bulletin and posted here.