Headstones, the hidden world of lichens
A gentle stroll within Brandwood End Cemetery to draw the interested visitor’s attention to the hidden world of lichens. No previous knowledge of the subject expected. Hopefully participants in this exploration of the local habitat will feel a sense of awe as they are introduced to the incredible forms, colours and diversity of the fascinating community of lichens on headstones and trees. Lichens are widespread, yet often overlooked, as many of them are very small or well camouflaged. They have been used as sensitive bioindicators of air quality and populations have shown signs of recovery, in the West Midlands, in recent years. The headstones and trees in Brandwood End Cemetery are a great starting place for a beginner.
Regrettably this tour is on very uneven surfaces, off road, and not suitable for wheelchairs or push chairs.
The entrance to the cemetery is in Woodthorpe Road, between Stonemason and car valet service. Parking is available in the cemetery grounds. No 18 bus stops nearby.
There will be two tours, each starting at the lodge.
Organised by Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery
Date & TimeFri 15 Sept | 10.30am-12pm & 1.30pm-3pm
LocationBrandwood End Cemetery, Woodthorpe Road, Kings Heath, B14 0EH.
The walk starts at the lodge.
Book via email tor cal 0121 605 4316 (Please leave a message if no reply).
Regrettably this tour is on very uneven surfaces, off road, and not suitable for wheelchairs or push chairs. Accessible toilet in cemetery grounds.