Lichens in South-east Scotland

Area: South-East Scotland

Description:

This group started in 2022 for all lichen beginners and enthusiasts. Please get in touch with Graham Pyatt to join the mailing list.

Graham has suggested the series of field trips below, aiming to find 100 lichen species over the course of the year, using characters that can be observed in the field with the aid of a hand-lens.

A typical field meeting will start at 10:00am, meeting at a carpark across the road from Hay Lodge Park on the A72 at the Western edge of Peebles, grid ref NT245405. We will then drive on to the venue, which may take half an hour to the head of Manor Valley. There will normally be morning and afternoon sessions, ending back in Peebles by 4pm. Car-sharing will depend on Covid rules.

Contact: Please email Graham Pyatt pyattdg@gmail.com

2022 Summary so far

Provisional events list for 2022

Visits of LISS 2022 Highlights New spp
approx
Total spp
approx

1a. Hay Lodge Park

1b. South Park Wood

MARCH 8th

Phaeophyscia, Physconia, Ramalina, Rinodina sophodes.

Bryoria fuscescens, Usnea dasopoga.

Report - Target species - Found species

19

7

 

26

2a. Cademuir Hill

2b. Fox Farm

APRIL 12th

Xanthoparmelia conspersa & mougeotii, Umbilicaria cylindrica.

Umbilicaria polyphylla.

Target species - Found species

14

7

 

47

3a. Hallmanor Dam

3b. Hallmanor Farm Cottage

MAY 17th

Aspicilia contorta, Lecanora varia.

Protoblastenia rupestris, Xanthoria elegans, Verrucaria nigrescens.

Target species - Found species

7

6

 

60

4a. Langhaugh Hill

4b. Dollar Forest

JUNE 14th

3 Stereocaulons, Physcia caesia, Fuscidea lightfootii.

Baeomyces rufus, Hypotrachyna laevigata, Cladonias.

Target species - Found species

2

6

68+

5a. Posso Farm

5b. Posso Craig

JULY 12th

Caloplaca decipiens, Physconia grisea.

Mycoblastus sanguinarius, Diploschistes scruposus, Rhizocarpon lecanorinum, Cladonias.

3

8

79+

6. Glenrath Hope

AUGUST 9th

Ochrolechia tartarea, Umbilicaria cylindrica, Sphaerophorus globosus, Porpidia melinodes, Tuckermannopsis, Parmotrema perlatum, Cladonias.

13

92

+ Cladonias

Dawyck Arboretum

SEPTEMBER 13th

Calicium viride, Lecanora intumescens, Lecanactis abietina, Pertusaria flavida.

4

96 + Cladonias

Coast of East Lothian

OCTOBER 11th

Caloplaca thallincola? Anaptychia runcinata? Ramalina siliquosa?

4

100 + Cladonias