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.

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. You can also download full events programmes as PDFs.

Event Name Date
BLS FIELD MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS 2020 - pdf download November 2019
PREVIOUS BLS FIELD MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS - a catalogue - pdf download December 2019
BLS AGM - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 26th January 2019, 10:30
BLS AGM 2019 FIELD OUTING – Painshill Park, Surrey 27th January 2019
BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2019 - Cloughton, Scarborough 1st March 2019 Evening to 3rd March 2019 Afternoon
BLS SPRING MEETING 2019 - Morvern, Argyll, Scotland 23rd April 2019 to 30th April 2019
BLS SUMMER MEETING 2019 - Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales 19th July 2019 to 26th July 2019
BLS RECORDING MEETING - Rydal Park, Cumbria 4th September 2019 to 5th September 2019
BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2019 - Juniper Hall, Surrey 30th October 2019 Evening to 3rd November 2019 Noon
Bristol Lichen Group - Hillesley Village Hall, indoor microscope day 16th November 2019
BLS AGM and Winter Meeting 2020 31st January 2020, 17:30 to 2nd February 2020 Afternoon
BLS AGM 2020 - Field Outing - Arniston House 2nd February 2020
BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2020 – Cloughton, Scarborough 6th March 2020 to 8th March 2020
FSC Course - Introducing Lichens, FSC Epping Forest 21st March 2020, 09:30
FSC course - Lichens of Pembrokeshire, FSC Orielton 15th April 2020, 17:30 to 19th April 2020, 09:00
FSC Course - Learn to Love Lichens, FSC Greenwich Park 25th April 2020, 09:30
FSC Course - Coastal Lichens, FSC Millport 1st May 2020, 18:00 to 4th May 2020, 09:00
BLS SPRING MEETING 2020 – North Harris, Outer Hebrides 2nd May 2020 to 9th May 2020
FSC Course - Lichens in the Dales, FSC Malham Tarn 8th May 2020, 16:00 to 11th May 2020, 15:00
FSC Course - BLS Introduction to Lichens, FSC Malham Tarn 30th May 2020, 10:00