Inside the Lost Rainforests of Britain


September 4, 2023

By Darren Sherwood

Beard Lichens  (Usnea spp.)

Also known as old man’s beard or string of sausages, these beautiful bushy epiphytic plants dangle from tree trunks, coating woodlands with grey-green hue.


Tree Lungwort  (Lobaria spp.)

Large leafy lungwort lichens with lettuce-like structures on barks of old trees with beautiful bright green hues!


Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)

An iconic temperate rainforest specialist with brilliant burnt orange breast darting through ancient tree canopies.


Wood Warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix)

A Wood Warbler's magical song is likened to "a spinning coin on a marble slab" as it reverberates through the temperate rainforest canopy.


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