Switzerland offers lichens a wide variety of habitats and substrates in a relatively small area. Differences in geology, climate and management make the landscape heterogeneous and thus the lichen flora diversified. To date, 1777 lichen species are recorded in the Swiss lichen catalogue, but more are discovered every year.
Bryolich was founded in 1956 and is the editor of the biannual journal Meylania. Every year, excursions, evenings for lichen determination and workshops are organised for members of the association.
Lichen Path Basadingen
On an approximately one kilometre long circular trail you can learn interesting facts about lichens in the Basadinger Forest.
Lichen Hiking Trail
In the Grimsel area at an altitude of over 2000 metres, there is a hiking trail that leads past many lichen-rich sites and finally ends at the Bächlitalhütte of the SAC (Swiss Alpine Club).
- Flyer Lichen hiking trail to the Bächlitalhütte (german pdf, 3 MB)
Flyer of the hiking trail to the Bächlitalhütte of the SAC with description of the lichen habitats along the trail
- Portraits of lichen species (german pdf, 8 MB)
A photographic representation of lichen species that can be observed on the lichen trail to the SAC's Bächlitalhütte