BLS Events List

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 events@britishlichensociety.org.uk. 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. 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.
June 2024
Date(s) Event name
to 21:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
to 12:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
Shropshire Lichen Group: Brown Clee Summit Area
July 2024
Date(s) Event name
Tayside Lichen Group: Cortachy Estate, Kirriemuir
to London: Advanced lichen course on the Graphidaceae, Natural History Museum
Shropshire: Elan Valley, Shropshire Lichen Group
Sorby Natural History Society – Pleasley Pit Country Park
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Grasmere to Alcock Tarn
South East Scotland: Manor Valley, Posso Farm, Sting Burn
to 21:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
to 12:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): summer outing to the Dunkeld area
Shropshire: Titterstone Clee, Shropshire Lichen Group
to BLS Summer Meeting 2024 – Catalonia (North Spain)
August 2024
Date(s) Event name
South East Scotland: Tweeddale
Shropshire: Snailbeach Mine, Shropshire Lichen Group
to 21:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
to 12:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
Tayside Lichen Group: Glen Tilt, Old Blair, Perthshire
Sorby Natural History Society – Bradwell Moor lead mine workings
Hampshire: Petersfield Area local event
Shropshire: Ashes Hollow, Long Mynd, Shropshire Lichen Group
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Nateby, Pennines
to 16:00 Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Norman's Law
September 2024
Date(s) Event name
Sorby Natural History Society – Wetton, Manifold Valley
Shropshire: Elan Valley, Shropshire Lichen Group
to 21:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
to 12:00 Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
to Shropshire: Intermediate level lichen course (LEAF-1)
Hampshire: Petersfield Area local event
South East Scotland: Dawyk, Botanic Gardens
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Lodore Falls, Borrowdale
Shropshire: Stiperstones, Shropshire Lichen Group
October 2024
Date(s) Event name
Sorby Natural History Society – Bradford Dale, Derbyshire
Tayside Lichen Group: Battleby, Redgorton or Stanley Mills
to Somerset: Intermediate stage 2: lichen course on epiphytic lichens
to BLS Autumn Meeting – Dundreggan Scotland
to 16:00 Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): East Wemyss coast
South East Scotland: St Baldreds, Coastal lichens
Shropshire: Nipstones, Shropshire Lichen Group
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Scales Wood, Buttermere
November 2024
Date(s) Event name
Shropshire: Prees Heath, Shropshire Lichen Group
Tayside Lichen Group: Abdie Church, Grange of Lindores, Fife
Shropshire: Wentnor Church, Shropshire Lichen Group
to 16:00 Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Muchty Common area
December 2024
Date(s) Event name
Tayside Lichen Group: Indoor meeting
January 2025
Date(s) Event name
to BLS Annual General Meeting, Natural History Museum, London