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.
March 2024
Date(s) Event name
to Zoom event: lichen microscopy
Strathclyde: Shielhill Glen SSSI ,Greenock
to Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
to Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
Tayside Lichen Group: Glen Isla
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Mollen Woods and Lower Caudbeck Flow, north of Brampton
Shropshire Lichen Group: trip to Wales
to Lake District, Borrowdale: Loving lichens, a day course for outdoor enthusiasts
to Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Earlsferry
Hampshire: Petersfield Area local event, Buriton
to Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
to Zoom Lichen Chat and Improvement Group
Shropshire Lichen Group: The Bog
April 2024
Date(s) Event name
to Snowdonia, North Wales: the nature of Snowdonia - the lichens special
to Snowdonia: Nature of Snowdonia, Lichen Special
Tayside Lichen Group: Liff, Angus
to BLS Spring Meeting 2024: Isle of Arran
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Ewefell Mire, Newbiggin on Lune
to Lake District, Borrowdale: Loving lichens, a day course for outdoor enthusiasts
Hampshire: Petersfield Area local event, Holm Hills
May 2024
Date(s) Event name
to Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Castle Law
Tayside Lichen Group: Tentsmuir Coastal Heath
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Side Wood Ennerdale
to Cumbria: Advanced course on aquatic lichens, Tower Wood, Windermere
June 2024
Date(s) Event name
to Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Bankhead Moss
Tayside Lichen Group: Glen Shee, Perthshire
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Carling Gill - Black Force - Howgills
July 2024
Date(s) Event name
Tayside Lichen Group: Cortachy Estate, Kirriemuir
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Grasmere to Alcock Tarn
Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): summer outing to the Dunkeld area
to BLS Summer Meeting 2024 – Catalonia (North Spain)
August 2024
Date(s) Event name
Tayside Lichen Group: Glen Tilt, Old Blair, Perthshire
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Nateby, Pennines
to Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Norman's Law
September 2024
Date(s) Event name
to Shropshire: Intermediate level lichen course (LEAF-1)
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Lodore Falls, Borrowdale
October 2024
Date(s) Event name
Tayside Lichen Group: Battleby, Redgorton or Stanley Mills
to BLS Autumn Meeting – Dundreggan Scotland
to Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): East Wemyss coast
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Scales Wood, Buttermere
November 2024
Date(s) Event name
Tayside Lichen Group: Abdie Church, Grange of Lindores, Fife
to Fife Lichen Appreciation Group (FLAG): Muchty Common area
December 2024
Date(s) Event name
Tayside Lichen Group: Indoor meeting