How to get in touch

We welcome enquiries about lichens, and you don't have to be a member of the society to get in touch with us.

General enquiries

Unless you know who you need to contact please use our general enquiries email enquiries@britishlichensociety.org.uk. Your message will then be passed on to the best person within the BLS who can help you.

Identification

If you need help with identifying lichens you might want to try our social media accounts first, @BLSlichensF on Facebook or @BLSlichens  on Twitter, or perhaps join one of our online zoom meetings for beginners. There are also local contacts for most of Britain who are very familiar with the lichens of their area, so you are welcome to get in touch with them. If none of those options are good for you then do get in touch with us on enquiries@britishlichensociety.org.uk and we will help if we can, but please note that we can't always identify lichens just from photographs as there may be important features that are not shown.

Membership matters

For anything to do with joining the society, renewing your membership, or subscriptions to the Lichenologist please contact our Membership Team on member-admin@britishlichensociety.org.uk or tel. 020 3925 3674. Their postal address is British Lichen Society, 1 Naoroji Street, London, WC1X 0GB,

Financial matters

These are handled by our Treasurer, John Skinner, who can be contacted on treasurer@britishlichensociety.org.uk

Records and data

To submit records to the BLS database, or if you need maps or an extract of records from the database, please contact Janet Simkin on records@britishlichensociety.org.uk

Herbarium

To borrow specimens from the BLS herbarium, or to add to our collection, please contact Richard Brinklow on herbarium@britishlichensociety.org.uk

 

 

The society is a Registered Charity (number 228850) at the following address: The British Lichen Society, c/o Lichen Herbarium, Dept of Life Sciences, Natural History Museum, LONDON SW7 5BD