Microworlds: I’m Lichen It // Ben Waddington

Wed 26th June // 6pm // 80 mins

Meet: outside St Martin in the Bullring, Edgbaston St B5 5BB

An 80 minute field trip through Digbeth’s wild meadows, quags, fens and wetlands. A hidden world of lichen plains, mushroom groves and moss forests is revealed through the use of the botanist’s field lens, similar to a jeweller’s loupe, which will be supplied on the trip. In conjunction with your smartphone’s camera, these hidden vistas can be captured, shared and compared.

The route will visit many off-road areas so please bring footwear and clothing suitable for a range of terrains. We’ll be getting close to the ground so please bring kneeling protection eg gardening mats. I’m Lichen It can be enjoyed using the supplied field lenses, but is at its best with a camera phone. No real photographic ability is needed.


  • Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing essential.

  • Accessible Route

  • Microworlds first ran as part of Flatpack Festival in 2015