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Munching Lichens

Munching Lichens
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Attenborough Studio

23 January 2015 14:30 - 15:00
25 January 2015 12:30 - 13:00, 14:30 - 15:00

Often overlooked by the uninitiated, lichens are a fascinating grouping of fungi, algae and bacteria. They live all over the world, are beautiful to look at and represent some of the most important indicators of environmental condition on the planet.

But what are they like to eat? Join us today as we explore the surprising role of lichens as a source of food and find out what effect collecting them can have on the environment. Discover the extraordinary lengths some people go to harvest lichens and taste some yourself. Lichen? You'll love them.

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