Lichenologist Sally Eaton makes her debut as a TV presenter in a new series on Channel 4 called Wild Things, with fellow presenters botanist Trevor Dines and landscape gardener Chris Myers.
Britain’s landscape has changed dramatically over the last 50 years, and this series will be exploring an aspect that has been the subject of much study by botanists and lichenologists over the last 50 years - what grows where and why, and why are both plants and lichens on the move.
The first episode will be broadcast on Monday 21st January, and will introduce viewers to the changing flora of roadside verges in the Midlands, the story of Lecanora conizaeoides, and those strange creatures tardigrades., that live amongst lichens. Later episodes will visit Salisbury Plain, London, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales, and Merseyside.
Several BLS members have helped with the making of the programme and distribution data has been provided from the BLS database.