They're strange, beautiful, fascinating fungi. A couple of weeks ago my friend Liane and I braved the February squelching and met up with a party of other Lichen lovers on Bristol's famous Downs. You would never imagine there being so much laughter from a group of thoroughly wet, cold people. Lichen seems to attract rather jolly people!
I finally managed to document the fallen samples I found in my nature journal ( they'll now be returned to their natural habitat!) There was endless
Avon Wildlife Trust members, who arranged this event, and local expert Sheila Quin, who led the walk. I learnt a lot and it was worth getting wet feet! We followed The Downs Lichen Trail.