Lichen Identification Workshop

Lichen identification workshop to focus on montane lichen ID

The lichens in the mountains are often distinctive and diverse, adding colour and texture to rocks and trees.

This workshop is for those who already know a bit about lichens but want to learn a few montane species they will encounter out ‘on the hill’. You need to be fit for hill-walking and kitted out properly, with layered clothes, sturdy shoes and waterproofs!

On the day of the event, please park in the village where possible, leaving space at the meeting place – the Youth Hostel – for those with access needs.


LOCATION Craigellachie NNR – meeting at the car park at Aviemore Youth Hostel
REQUIREMENTS This workshop walk is suitable for people who already know a few lichens and want to learn to identify some common species in the mountains. It will focus on technical details needed for identification, but will start from the ground up. You will need to watch the weather forecasts to judge your clothing for the day, and be sure to wear sturdy shoes. If you have a hand lens, please bring it along!
Capacity 10
TOILETS Accessible toilets are available in the Youth Hostel.
DOGS Dogs are welcome on a lead
COST £10 with all fees as a donation going to the Speyside Trust
BOOKING INFO Click here to book now

  • Date : May 15, 2022 - May 15, 2022
  • Time : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (UTC)
  • Venue : Badenoch and Strathspey


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