This is the perfect introductory book to Ireland’s rich lichen flora. An essential field guide for anyone visiting Ireland, and a valuable addition to those covering northern Europe.
Describes 258 of the more than 1100 species of lichen found in the country - a richer biodiversity of species than that of the flowering plants, mosses, liverworts or ferns of Ireland. Includes species in Atlantic woodlands (Killarney & Gengariff) and hazel woods, the Burren’s open limestone and Rocky seashores. All descriptions are semi scientific (accurate but using accessible language) with high quality photographs (all photographed in Ireland over the last 3 years) and up-to-date vice-county distribution maps. Also covers lichen anatomy and terms (essential for identification), lichen ecology with particular attention to substrates and the value of lichens in our habitats.
Flexibound, 160 pages, colour photographs throughout