Delve into Lichens with Notts Wildlife Trust

by | 6 February 2020 | Retford, Wildlife, Worksop

Delving into Lichens, is the title of the North Notts Local Group of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s February talk, which will be given by Peter Crittenden, Emeritus Professor of Plant and Microbial Ecology at Nottingham University.
Peter has done an immense amount of research into aspects of these fascinating plants. His talk will provide an overview of lichens, their structure, diversity, identification and ecological significance.

Their famed sensitivity to air pollution will be discussed including lichen response to the current pollution climate. Peter will bring some specimens with him to display, including some exotic species. He will also bring books for identification. If you’ve ever looked at a lichen and wondered how it can possibly survive just sited on a stone or some other equally inhospitable object, or why, in some parts of the country they are so much more prolific than here in Nottinghanmshire, this talk is for you.

This meeting will be held in the Rural Learning Centre at the Idle Valley, North Road (A638), Retford DN22 8RQ on Thursday 13th February. The meeting starts at 7.30pm. Admission is £2.50 and includes refreshments. All are welcome, including non-members.

For more information call Jan on 01777 709974 or 07969 180067 or email If you would like to receive email updates of Local Group activities or you know anyone who would, please email Jan with your request.