The Cumbria Lichen and Bryophyte group is a self-study group for everyone interested in learning, recording, conserving or simply enjoying Cumbria’s lichens and bryophytes (regardless of experience) .
Here are our most recent blog posts:
- Swindale bryophyte trip report 10 December 2023The weather forecast for 10 December was for non-stop double rain all day, so it was a small and determined group that met at Swindale, three of us looking at bryophytes (Ian, Kerry and Clare) and Caz and Chris looking for lichens. We headed up the valley along the road, wading at times through deep… Read more: Swindale bryophyte trip report 10 December 2023
- Swindale lichen trip report 10 December 2023Swindale, east of Haweswater All the lichens looked beautiful, showing their fully hydrated colours. Admittedly, some were actually under water. Two of us turned up to look at lichens, which is no surprise as this is our local patch so easy to escape home. It’s understandable that for everyone else it wasn’t worth a long… Read more: Swindale lichen trip report 10 December 2023
- Blawith Common lichen trip report 14 November 2023This trip came close to being cancelled when Storm Debi deposited more than 100mm of rain over the 2 preceding days together with gale force winds, but licheneers (and bryologists) are hardy breeds, and we went ahead, given a forecast offering nothing worse than heavy showers. The roads were passable with care, and we had… Read more: Blawith Common lichen trip report 14 November 2023
- Blawith Common bryophyte trip report 14 November 2023On the day before the trip date, the weather was appalling, with strong winds and relentless heavy rain, and the weather forecast was not amazing, so we set off for the day with some trepidation to see how the weather would evolve. There was a lot of standing water on the roads, with quite long… Read more: Blawith Common bryophyte trip report 14 November 2023
- Duddon Valley bryophyte trip report 15 October 2023For a change the sun was shining and the winds light for our October meeting at High Wallowbarrow Farm near Seathwaite in the Duddon Valley. The farm is unusual in having large areas of ancient semi-natural woodland, most of which lies within the Duddon Valley Woodlands Site of Special Scientific Interest. Whilst bryophytes have been… Read more: Duddon Valley bryophyte trip report 15 October 2023