Welcome to the British Lichen Society

Xanthoria parietina © Mike SutcliffeWhether you are a complete beginner or have a lifetime’s experience, we are here to support your interests by:

  • promoting the teaching and study of lichens
  • conserving lichens and their habitats
  • highlighting the beauty and importance of lichens

Start to learn about lichens here...

Find out what a lichen is, where they live and what forms they take.

Whether you’re interested in photography, getting outside with friends, or extending your study of lichens, there are many ways to get involved.

The British Lichen Society welcomes all who are interested in lichens and offers meetings, publications, services and grants.