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Ancient Woodland Lichens of the Lobarion Community ~ by WoodlandsTV

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Lichenologist Joe Hope takes us to a secret location known as Lobaria Glen, where we discover many of the unusual lichens that are now only to be found in ancient woodlands on the humid west coast. These lichens used to be much more common across the British Isles, but habitat destruction and pollution, especially since the Industrial Revolution with its increase in sulphur dioxide and acid rain, have had such a drastic impact that they are now increasingly rare.

A film for woodlands.co.uk by Jemma Cholawo: www.jemmacholawo.com

Posted in: Uncategorised ~ On: 9 August, 2019

5 comments so far

Adventures with Katie
August 9, 2019

Lovely lichen

V isions
August 9, 2019

I can’t get enough lichen information; in fact you could say I’m lichen these videos! Keep them coming please.

Rebecca Yahr
August 12, 2019

Secret lichen location indeed! Love the video Joe – great to see you and hear your words of lichen wisdom.

mrsgbee
August 14, 2019

So beautiful. You can feel the place has had peace for a long time. Rare these days.

Sara Louise
August 14, 2019

So glad I've seen this video! It turns out that the amazing lichen in my local woods is Peltigera membranacea. I feel extremely lucky to be able to see this and many other lichen on my daily woodlands walk! (I'm in South Wales by the way)

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