MaryandBob's picture

Lovely lichen

Observed: 9th December 2012 By: MaryandBobMaryandBob’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMaryandBob’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens

These were stunning little things but i havent a clue what type but just nice to see. If anyone could tell me, fantastic! We've just got interested in lichens so please bear with us. Sorry to be cheeky but could anyone recommend a good reference book for us please. Many thanks.


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MaryandBob's picture

Thank you for putting a name

Thank you for putting a name to this. It was indeed on a coastal rock, there was quite a few different ones which we took pics of but I didn't want to hog the lichens page - I'll upload a couple more in due course!

Thanks again.

Thistle's picture


Sorry I can'thelp about books but have a look at for a quick overview and at for a lot more detail - but still in a very digestible way.

MaryandBob's picture

That's great, thanks for the

That's great, thanks for the pointers, all sources of information are invaluable to us!

synan's picture

A book

Lichens: An Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species by Frank Dobson is widely accepted as the must-have reference book and it is excellent, though fairly technical.

A less daunting initiation is offered by six fold-out charts on lichens that have been produced by the Field Studies Council.

Websites are an invaluable resource. To those given above I would certainly add: