Discover lichens on a training course

Want to know more about the diverse world of lichens? Learn directly from the experts at one of this year’s Introducing Lichens courses, run by the British Lichen Society (BLS) and Field Studies Council (FSC).

Courses are taking place across England, and each one includes a field excursion to get hands-on experience of identifying common lichens.

Introducing Lichens 1 is aimed at beginners, while Introducing Lichens 2 is for those who have some prior experience, or have already attended the first course.

Each course lasts a full day, from 10.00 to 16.30 and costs £35. You can book through your local FSC centre.

2012 Introducing Lichens - dates and venues (PDF, 11KB)

Kick start your lichen knowledge with an OPAL air survey
Before you go on a course, why not look for some common lichens on an OPAL air survey?

It’s simple, fun and a great way to learn about common species.