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Nature in Shetland

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Shetland Biological Records Centre



Shetland Lichens

Kery and Claire Dalby

The new lichen book 'Shetland Lichens' by Kery and Claire Dalby has been published by SAT. It is the first county lichen flora for any part of Britain It is available for 12 for personal callers direct from SAT or 15 inc P&P. Cheques, made payable to Shetland Amenity Trust, should be sent to SAT, Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0NY.

The first half of the book looks at lichens, what they are, their reproduction, lifestyle, habitats etc. and explains how to identify them. It is written in as user-friendly way as is possible for what is a complex subject.

The second half of the book is a species list (with comments which habitats they are found in and abundance) for Shetland. Some 450 species are known to occur here.

SBRC, Shetland Amenity Trust, Garthspool, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0NY Tel. (01595) 694688


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