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.

Event Name Date
COVID-19 BLS Guidance on Organising Meetings - pdf download August 2020
BLS FIELD MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS 2021 - pdf download August 2020
PREVIOUS BLS FIELD MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS - a catalogue - pdf download December 2020
BLS AGM 2021 and Programme of Events 29th January 2021, 18:30 to 31st January 2021, 16:45
POSTPONED TO 2022- BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2021 – Lichenicolous fungi - Cloughton, Scarborough 1st March 2021 to 9th March 2021
POSTPONED TO 2022 - BLS EARLY SPRING MEETING 2021 – North Harris, Outer Hebrides 17th April 2021 to 24th April 2021
BLS Lichen Zoom Chat and Improvement Tuesday Group (6.45-)7pm to 8.45pm, every two weeks 27th April 2021 to 22nd June 2021
BLS Lichen Zoom Chat and Improvement Wednesday Group (9.45-)10am to 11.45am, every two weeks 28th April 2021 to 23rd June 2021
Meeting cancelled - JUBILEE SPRING MEETING 2021 Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society 29th April 2021 to 3rd May 2021
Postponed to 2022 - BLS SUMMER MEETING 2021 – Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales 3rd July 2021 to 10th July 2021
Tayside Lichen Group - Cateran Trail 14th July 2021, 10:30
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
BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2021 – Dingestow Court, Monmouthshire Autumn 2021
BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2022 – Lichenicolous fungi - Cloughton, Scarborough 28th February 2022 to 6th March 2022
BLS EARLY SPRING MEETING 2022 – North Harris, Outer Hebrides 23rd April 2022 to 30th April 2022
BLS SUMMER MEETING 2022 – Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales 9th July 2022 to 16th July 2022
FSC Lichen Courses Various Dates
Norfolk Local Group Various Dates