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Not Coul logo
The second application for a golf course on the internationally important lichen site at Coul Links in South-East Sutherland, has been called in by the Scottish Government after permission was given by Highland Council, giving hope that this application might still be turned down.

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Diplicia canescens
We were really impressed with the response to the photo competition - thank you to everyone who entered. The different interpretations of the two themes were as many and varied as the lichens that were photographed. The display of over forty photos really brightened the reception room for those of us attending the AGM weekend in person. Many thanks to Bill Unwin for organizing the competition.

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Following on from the successful pilot intermediate lichen course level 1 (Lichen Laboratory Extension and Fieldwork course (LEAF 1) in May 2023, there will be another exciting 4-day face to face course at this level at Preston Montford near Shrewsbury, SY4 1HW.

This is designed for those who have completed a Lichens for Absolute Beginners Course (LABS) and have followed up with a 12-month period of self-directed post course lichenology and those with a similar skill level.

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 A pilot course, known as LEAF, was developed to support the learning of people who had previously met via Zoom (as part of a LABs group – Lichens for Absolute Beginners).

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barnacles

 

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Lobaria at risk

Please note these are personal thoughts and not a representation of BLS opinion.                                                                                         The State of Nature Report 2023 was published on 27th September.

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Olympus  cameras, now rebranded OM-System, have brought out a new version of the Tough camera

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April in a Manchester park

UK Fungus Day 2023

 

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Ad for art exhibition

BLS members may be interested in this art exhibition to be held in Ramsgate, Kent over the coming week.

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A pilot course, known as LEAF, was developed to support the learning of people who had previously met via Zoom (as part of a LABs group- Lichens for Absolute Beginners). The Aim was to provide a face to face experience to develop practical skills in the laboratory and field situations. 

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