Lichen News

April 2016 Arthonia anglica Refound in the New Forest

The lichen Arthonia anglica, a rare species in Europe, ope, has been refound in the New Forest, the first record from here since 1868 and the first record from England since 1996. Friday 15/4/2016 (updated 21/5/2016): Read on

March 2016 Calicium diploellum New to England!

The rare Holly specialist Calicium diploellum, a Critically Endangered lichen in Britain, has been found on an old Holly in the New Forest, new to England. Previously this species had only been found in a few places in Ireland and one in western Scotland, Saturday 26/3/2016 (updated 31/3/2016 & 3/4/2016): Read on

Feburay 2014: Local Lichens on the BBC

Local lichens make an appearance on the BBC in Inside Out on BBC One (South) programme, Monday 3/2/2014: Read on

January 2014: Cladonia cyathomorpha in the New Forest

Cladonia cyathomorpha is a nationally scarce Pixie Cup Cladonia of humid shady places, on mossy rocks in the west. In Europe it has also been recorded on the bases of old trees. It appears to be not well understood in Britain and is very patchily recorded. Neil Sanderson has now found it on Beech trees and dead wood in the New Forest, the first modern records for the lowlands. It is likely to be found more widely if looked for. Read on

April 2013: An Interesting Paper on Nitrogen Tolerance in Lichens

Dr. Felix Schumm has an interesting new paper on the potential mechanism by which nitrogen deposition impacts directly on lichens. Read on

April 2013: Teloschistes chrysophthalmus found near Petersfield

A fourth locality for Goldeneyes Teloschistes chrysophthalmus has been found by Ron Allen on a planted Dog Rose by Blackthorn scrub on the south side of the A272. Read on

March 2013: I Finally Find Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

After failing to actually find any Goldeneyes Teloschistes chrysophthalmus myself at the Wessex Lichen Group Meeting to Keyhaven, I had a search along the New Forest coast on the 24th of March and finally find my own bit. Read on

March 2013: Teloschistes chrysophthalmus at Keyhaven

The Wessex Lichen Group Meeting to Keyhaven, on the New Forest coast on the 16th March 2012, found a third Hampshire site for Goldeneyes Teloschistes chrysophthalmus. With most specimens found by Mark Jackson, Goldeneyes finder general. Read on

March 2013: Teloschistes chrysophthalmus in West Sussex

Mark Jackson, now Goldeneyes Teloschistes chrysophthalmus finder general, has found more. Read on

March 2013: Even More Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

Mark Jackson has found yet more, Goldeneyes Teloschistes chrysophthalmus near Brighton. Read on

January 2013: More Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

Teloschistes chrysophthalmus has now been found in Sussex and in a further site in Hampshire. Read on

13th November 2012: Chalara Ash Dieback in Ireland

Now Chalara Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus) has been found in Ireland in a plantation in Co Leitrim. External link

12th November 2012: Chalara Ash Dieback & Lichens

The news that Chalara Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus) has reached Britain is deeply depressing. Read on

August 2012: Verrucaria species in the Solent

Recent discoveries of maritime Verrucaria species in estuarine conditions; an unexpected habitat. Read on

Spring 2012: Teloschistes chrysophthalmus found on the Isle of Wight

The wonderful southern species Teloschistes chrysopthalmus has recently been found the Isle of Wight. Read on