The British Lichen Society welcomes all who are interested in lichens, whether you are a complete beginner or someone with a life-time’s experience of lichenology. Throughout the world, but with a special emphasis on the British Isles, our aims are: to promote and advance the teaching and study of lichens; to encourage and actively support the conservation of lichens and their habitats; to raise public awareness of the beauty of lichens and of their importance as indicators of the health of our environment. We work towards these aims through field meetings, workshops and recording projects. Our Bulletin is packed with information about lichens, lichenologists and events, and we also publish a highly regarded scientific journal, The Lichenologist.
How to get involved
Members are encouraged to keep a record of the lichens they see, and to send those records in. We particularly need records from under-recorded areas and habitats, but records of rare species and good lichen sites are also important to increase our knowledge. Repeat records from the same locations enable us to monitor change. Records of common species can be as valuable as those of rarities.