Edinburgh: Lichens for All guided walk, Royal Botanic Garden

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Wednesday 31st August 2022

13.00 - 14.30

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Arboretum Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5NZ

A guided walk led by Rebecca Yahr, RBGE Lichenologist and BLS Past President.

The walk is a joint promotion of RBGE and the British Lichen Society 

This event is free, but please register with Eventbrite so the organisers know the number attending


Lichens are all around us all the time, but often go unnoticed. In Scotland, they are an important part of our natural heritage which RBGE has long worked to understand and protect.

This walk is part of a month-long commemoration of the life and work of the late Frank Dobson, author of the main UK lichen field guide and the man who provided a gateway into lichens for so many. His book, “Lichens: An Illustrated Guide to British and Irish Species,” now in its seventh edition, has been instrumental in teaching lichens to generations of students in Britain and beyond. If we have any ambitions for the day, it is to encourage lichen lovers of all abilities to come together with Dobson and learn a few species in the Garden.