Category Archives: Lichens

Golden-hair lichen on the ‘enchanted isles’

Andy Acton, a noted lichenologist, is our guest blogger today.  His tale is one of golden hair and enchanted isles. Read on if adventure and a sense of discovery appeal. The rugged and remote Shiant Isles, in the Minch 6 … Continue reading

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Glasdrum’s ancient woodland

Continuing our series on Argyll’s National Nature Reserves, we focus on an ancient wood near Oban. Overlooking a sea loch, ash and oak trees dominate the wood, with trunks softened by a thick coat of mosses and lichens which drip … Continue reading

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Hidden treasure

Sandy Coppins is an internationally recognised lichen expert and we are delighted that she has agreed to pen a two-part blog for us.  In part one Sandy explains what lichens are, and in part two — using Beinn Eighe National … Continue reading

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