BLS Activities

All BLS members are encouraged to get involved in the various activities of the Society. Some of these are described in this section, but you should also keep an eye on the regular updates to the News Items and Events Calendar on this website for news of other projects that may be of interest to you. 

Novice lichenologists will be particularly interested in the OPAL Lichen Survey which uses a small number of common and easily identified species to investigate the effects of air pollution on the lichen flora of trees. The Twenty Common Lichens project follows up on this, introducing more species from different habitats. Both have useful resources that can be downloaded and used independently or by groups.

More experienced lichen recorders should look at the Lobarion survey, the Churchyard survey, the Gardens survey, and the Ash Dieback survey.

Project materials and suggestions for schools and university students are under Lichen Projects.

Field meetings and courses are listed in the Events Calendar and other aspects of the work of the Society are described elsewhere on this website.