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

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.

Lichens for All month of celebration of Frank Dobson: list of events.

Event name Date(s)
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Sunbiggin Tarn
Shropshire: Llanymynech
BLS Surrey Field Meeting in memory of Frank Dobson -
Walk at Ramsham Nature Reserve, Tavistock
PALE: Petersfield Heath Pond
Lichen walk from Gunnerside, Swaledale -
Sorby Natural History Society – Upper Dove Valley
Online Zoom: Tue evening 30 August 2022 -
Online Zoom: Wed morning 31 August 2022 -
Shropshire: Lower Short Ditch
North West Wales - Tanrallt, Cwm Prysor nr Trawsfynydd -
Sorby Natural History Society – Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
FSC Course: Field Identification of Lichens -
LISS: Dawyck Arboretum
Shropshire: Long Mynd- Chasing the Synalds
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Bowscale
Online Zoom: Tue evening 27 Sept: Launch of the 2022-2023 Season -
Online Zoom: Wed Morning: 28 Sept: Launch of the 2022-2023 Season -
Shropshire: Stiperstones
FSC Course: An Introduction to Lichens -
Sorby Natural History Society – Odin Mine, Castleton (advanced notice)
FSC Course: Identifying lichens -
BLS Autumn Meeting 2022 – St Breward, Cornwall -
LISS: Coast of East Lothian
Tayside Lichen Group - Blair Atholl
Shropshire: Elan Valley
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Scales Wood, Buttermere
Shropshire: Hopesay Church
Tayside Lichen Group - Crombie Country Park
Shropshire: The Wrekin
Shropshire: Churchyard
Shropshire: Cardingmill Valley
Tayside Lichen Group - Indoor session
BLS Winter Workshop 2023 - Cloughton Scarborough -
BLS Spring Meeting 2023 - Southern Uplands -