An Introduction to Lichens

I am delighted to support the wonderful Lichenologist Heather Paul on this introduction to Lichens Workshop,

Lichens are intriguing organisms that can be found on every continent on earth.

Join Heather and myself for a day delving into magical world Lichens. During this fun and interactive workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about what a lichen is, how they grow, what their place is in the ecosystem, how other animals (including humans) use them and then the basic identification of 10 common species to Logie Steading.

Depending on the weather, half the day will be spent inside and half outside looking at Lichens in and around Logie Steading.

The nearest train station is Forres and a shuttle service will be put on for those who want to travel by train.

Who is this workshop for?
Nature lovers, forest school leaders, bushcraft practitioners, tree surgeons, gardeners, eco therapists and forest bathing guides and anyone with a curious mind and love of the outdoors. No botanical experience required!

What to Bring:
– Warm clothes for when we head outside
– Walking boots and shoes for inside
– Waterproofs
– Notebook
– Lunch and snacks (though there is a fabulous cafe at Logie steading that you can get good food from too)

* Please can you let Jennie know of any additional learning needs (i.e. dyslexia) or medical conditions prior to the start of the course.

Information about Heather
Heather is an inspiring lichenologist who has dedicated much of her time in the past 15 years to the recording and studying of Lichens. She has introduced lichens to many newbies to the subject and her patience, as well as knowledge, as an educator has been much appreciated by all who have learnt with her.


Friday 27 January 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Logie Steading
IV36 2QN