Wildlearning - Fungus Foray & Identification October 2017
20 October 2017, 10:00 - 15:00 (Add to calendar)
Come and spend a day in the woods learning about the main groups of larger
fungi and looking at key edible and poisonous species. With fungi expert,
Jonathan Revett. You will learn how to group fungi into families, structure, growth, fruiting
bodies, smell, colour and taste. Basic identification techniques and spore
printing will be covered, and you will go out in the field on a fungus foray.
Jonathan has been studying fungi for 40 years and is one of East Anglia's most experienced field mycologists. He has led numerous forays in Thetford Forest over the last 15 years including those for Forestry Enterprise as well giving evening talks and day courses on fungi to a variety of groups. He is well known and respected by his peers for his expertise on fungi and his knowledgeable but not overly academic delivery of the subject.
Bradfield Woods is a working wood that is unique as it has been under continuous traditional coppice management since 1252, fulfilling local needs for firewood and hazel products. It is one of Britain’s finest ancient woodlands and has an abundance of fungi.
As much of the time will be spent outdoors please come suitably prepared for the weather with warm, waterproof clothing. Stout footwear is advised.
A packed lunch
A basket/trug for collecting specimens
Notepad and pencil
Any identification books/charts that you have
A camera if you wish
If you have any fungi specimens you would like Jonathan to look at please feel free to bring these along as well.
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available and are included in the price, but please bring any extra drinks you may require when out in the woods.