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 BLS Field Meetings Secretary, email

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.

Event name Date(s) Sort descending
Online Zoom: Wed morning 6th July 2022 -
Lichen walk in Phaer Park, Exmouth (Devon) -
Cancelled: BLS Summer Meeting 2022 – Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales -
LISS: Posso Farm and Posso Craig
PALE - Ramshill Cemetery
Tayside Lichen Group - Glenshee
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Wolf Crag
PALE - Petersfield Eco-fair
Lichen talk with Pat Wolseley - Somerset
PALE - Petersfield Heath 
Sorby Natural History Society – Roche Abbey, Rotherham
Lichens for All – A Month Commemorating the Contributions of Frank Dobson -
Online Zoom: Tue evening 2nd August 2022 -
Online Zoom: Wed morning 3 August 2022 -
LISS: Glenrath Hope
Tayside Lichen Group - TBC
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Sunbiggin Tarn
BLS Surrey Field Meeting in memory of Frank Dobson
Sorby Natural History Society – Upper Dove Valley
Online Zoom: Tue evening 30 August 2022 -
Online Zoom: Wed morning 31 August 2022 -
Sorby Natural History Society – Newstead Abbey Grounds (advanced notice)
FSC Course: Field Identification of Lichens -
LISS: Dawyck Arboretum
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Bowscale
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
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Scales Wood, Buttermere
Tayside Lichen Group - Crombie Country Park
Tayside Lichen Group - Indoor session