Below is a listing of forthcoming events organised by, or relevant to, the British Lichen Society - field meetings, workshops, committee meetings etc. Please note that only those meetings shown as BLS meetings are put on by the society and covered by our insurance. All other meetings are the responsibility of their organiser. Requests for events to be added to the Events Calendar should be sent to the email@example.com. Please include public transport or shared car options if possible.
Most BLS meetings and workshops are open to all members and prospective members, regardless of level of experience. All that is required is enthusiasm about lichens! Occasionally a meeting is targeted to a particular, more specialised group, but that will be made clear in the information provided for that event. Local groups also organise field trips, etc, which may not always be listed here - usually good for beginners.
A list of Local Groups and their contact details can be found here.
- BLS General Field Risk Assessment (Word)
- BLS General Field Risk Assessment (PDF)
- COVID-19 Risk Assessment advice and Guidance on organising any meeting under the aegis of the BLS (PDF)
Field Meetings Feedback: The British Lichen Society are continually looking for ways to improve field meeting experiences for our membership. We would welcome your feedback on any of our events, including any recent and historic trips. All feedback is anonymous and the form can be found here.
|Tayside Lichen Group: Indoor meeting|
|Shropshire Lichen Group: Long Mynd - Cardingmill Valley|
|Hampshire: Petersfield Area local event, Ramsdean Common|
|to||Snowdonia, North Wales: the nature of Snowdonia - the lichens special|
|to||BLS Spring Meeting 2024: Isle of Arran|
|to||Lake District, Borrowdale: Loving lichens, a day course for outdoor enthusiasts|
|to||Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Castle Law|
|to||Cumbria: Advanced course on aquatic lichens, Tower Wood, Windermere|
|to||Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Bankhead Moss|
|Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): summer outing to the Dunkeld area|
|to||BLS Summer Meeting 2024 – Catalonia (North Spain)|
|to||Shropshire: Intermediate level lichen course (LEAF-1)|
|to||BLS Autumn Meeting – Dundreggan Scotland|