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Weird & Wonderful Lichen Hunt

Have you ever been asked what reindeer eat to power Santa’s sleigh?   

Join us this half-term at The Lodge as we delve into the weird & wonderful world of lichens. We will be finding out the answer to just what powers reindeer, as well as hunting for more weird & wacky lichens across our reserve. The Lodge is host to a huge variety of lichens because of it’s acidic soil, heathland habitat & mature woodland. Join us as we hunt for lichens around the reserve and discover the incredible microscopic world of lichens.  

Bring your children along to join in the hunt as our expert guides take you on a tour of the reserve, explaining what lichens look like, where you find them and exactly why they are weird & wacky!  

A perfect adventure for children aged 4-11 years. Children under the age of 4 years are free to attend but the activity may not be suitable for them. All children must be accompanied by an adult.   

Car parking charges still apply for event attendees.  Car parking is £6 for Non-members (covering one vehicle & all occupants) for the entire day’s visit to the reserve.  Car parking is free for RSPB Members.


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