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

10:00 - 12:00
Prices from £5.00
Adults only
Booking required

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. 

  • Elfield Nature Park

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    Elfield Nature Park is the hidden gem of Milton Keynes’ parks. A mixed landscape of woodland, grassland, scrub, ponds and ditches, the site is not normally open to the public but is very rich in flora and fauna.

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