BLS Events Calendar

Below is a listing in date order of events organised by, or relevant to, the British Lichen Society - field meetings, workshops, committee meetings etc. Please note that only those meetings shown as BLS meetings are put on by the society and covered by our insurance. All other meetings are the responsibility of their organiser. Requests for events to be added to the Events Calendar should be sent to the BLS Field Meetings Secretary, email

Most BLS meetings and workshops are open to all members and prospective members, regardless of level of experience. All that is required is enthusiasm about lichens! Occasionally a meeting is targeted to a particular, more specialised group, but that will be made clear in the information provided for that event. Local groups also organise field trips, etc, which may not always be listed here - usually good for beginners.

By default the list shows all upcoming events. You can filter to show only particular event types and/or individual years. Use the select box at the top-left to filter by Event Type, and change the entry under Year to filter by a different year. Then click on "Go". You can make multiple selections for Event Type by holding down the Ctrl key whilst clicking on as many items as you require - deselect by the same method. Click "Reset" to return to the default display.

Event Name Date
COVID-19 BLS Guidance on Organising Meetings - pdf download August 2020
PREVIOUS BLS FIELD MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS - a catalogue - pdf download August 2021
BLS AGM 2021 and Programme of Events 29th January 2021, 18:30 to 31st January 2021, 16:45
Meeting cancelled - JUBILEE SPRING MEETING 2021 Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society 29th April 2021 to 3rd May 2021
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Carrock Fell 22nd July 2021, 09:30
Ninth International Lichenological Symposium IAL9 1st August 2021 to 6th August 2021
Tayside Lichen Group - Tentsmuir NNR 11th August 2021, 10:30
Bristol and Gloucestershire Lichen Group - Siston 16th August 2021
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Kirkstone Pass 24th August 2021, 09:00
Tayside Lichen Group - Dunkeld 8th September 2021, 10:30
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: The Clouds 15th September 2021, 09:30
BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2021 – Dingestow Court, Monmouthshire 11th October 2021 to 15th October 2021
Online Zoom: evening 12th October 2021 12th October 2021, 19:00
Online Zoom: morning 13th October 2021 13th October 2021, 10:00
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Coniston 17th October 2021, 09:30
Bristol and Gloucestershire Lichen Group - Rendcomb 25th October 2021
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Glencoyne 18th November 2021, 09:30
Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte Group: Thirlmere 18th December 2021, 09:30
BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2022 – Bring along your problems including Lichenicolous Fungi - Cloughton, Scarborough 25th February 2022 Evening to 28th February 2022 Afternoon
POSTPONED - BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2022 – Lichenicolous fungi - Cloughton, Scarborough 28th February 2022 to 6th March 2022