To save one of the files below to your computer, either click to open it on your computer and then save it (or you may find that it saves it directly to your Downloads folder), or right-click and use "Save Link As" or "Save Target As".

BLS Spreadsheet

The BLS Spreadsheet can be used for all habitats, including churchyards. This version has been updated to use taxon names published in the Bulletin up to November 2017 with their older synonyms, and a further update will be available soon. This spreadsheet is designed to be used in Excel and it is available in two formats, you are advised to use the .xlsx format unless your version of Excel is too old to handle it. There may be problems using it OpenOffice or other emulators but we have done our best to avoid these.

The Guidelines document includes help on using the spreadsheet and our substrate and scale habitat codes, and the handout from the training session run at Cober Hill in March 2019 may also be useful.

Old Recording Cards and Spreadsheets

Old cards and spreadsheets - these are here in case they are needed, but they are rarely used now and the species names are quite out of date. They include a General Recording Card, a Lobarion Project Recording Card, and for detailed churchyard recording there is a Churchyard Card and Spreadsheet. Churchyard and woodland recorders are encouraged to use the General spreadsheet instead, and to fill in the substrate and scale habitat codes as necessary.

Useful information

Useful information to assist with lichen identification and recording, including the Cladonia Key, a Skills List that may be useful to trainers, the Guide to Lichen Surveying and Report Writing (Hill, 2006) and Corrections to the 2nd edition of Lichens of Great Britain & Ireland (LGBI).

The Cladonia key is available in two forms, for Windows PCs and Mac, so select the one you need. You will also need the instructions. Any feedback on this key should be sent to Les Knight.

'Corrections' lists simple errors in the LGB&I. Only one page of the Verrucaria table was printed in the LGB&I so the complete table is supplied here. The 'Corrections, notes and observations' is a longer document, regularly updated by Mark Powell, and any corrections or additions to this should be sent to him and to Paul Cannon for inclusion in the next version of LGBI.