Walk & Talk: Liking the Lichen: Introduction to Lichen at Elfield Nature Reserve 02/10/2021
Walk & Talk: Liking the Lichen: Introduction to Lichen at Elfield Nature Reserve
Join us for a beginner’s guide to understanding what lichen is and identifying some of the more common tree species.
Scientists have estimated approximately 6% of the earth's land is covered by lichen species but are these amazing organisms harmful tree parasites or beneficial to our ecosystem? Are they even a plant?
We will explore the Nature Reserve, looking to identify some of the most common of the 2,000+ tree lichen species in the UK, using a hand lens and sample jars.