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 July 2020
BLS AGM and RBGE BRITISH LICHEN CONFERENCE 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
POSTPONED TO 2021 - BLS SPRING MEETING 2020 – North Harris, Outer Hebrides 2nd May 2020 to 9th May 2020
POSTPONED TO 2021 - BLS SUMMER MEETING 2020 – Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales 11th July 2020 to 18th July 2020
BLS RECORDING MEETING – Bredon Hill, Worcestershire (advanced notice) Summer 2020
POSTPONED TO 2021 - BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2020 – Dingestow Court, Monmouthshire 9th October 2020 to 12th October 2020
BLS Lichen Zoom Chat and Improvement Tuesday Group (6.45- )7pm to 8.45pm 10th November 2020 to 1st December 2020
BLS Lichen Zoom Chat and Improvement Wednesday Group (9.45-)10 to 11.45am 11th November 2020 to 2nd December 2020
BLS AGM 2021 and Programme of Events 29th January 2021, 18:30 to 31st January 2021, 16:00
POSTPONED TO 2022- BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2021 – Lichenicolous fungi - Cloughton, Scarborough 1st March 2021 to 9th March 2021
Sorby NHS (Sheffield) - Porter Valley (advanced notice) March 2021
BLS EARLY SPRING MEETING 2021 – North Harris, Outer Hebrides 17th April 2021 to 24th April 2021
Meeting cancelled - JUBILEE SPRING MEETING 2021 Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society 29th April 2021 to 3rd May 2021
BLS SUMMER MEETING 2021 – Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales 3rd July 2021 to 10th July 2021
BLS AUTUMN MEETING 2021 – Dingestow Court, Monmouthshire Autumn 2021
BLS WINTER WORKSHOP 2022 – Lichenicolous fungi - Cloughton, Scarborough 28th February 2022 to 6th March 2022