Identification of Fungi II
About the event
The whole day will take place in the field searching for fungi specimens. It will begin with a brief introduction to the larger fungi and the various groups and their habitats.
You will identify the characters necessary for identification, such as gill attachments and spore colours, and discuss mycorrhizal associations with trees and other plant species.
There will also be a discussion on the edible and harmful species but there will be no collecting other than for identification.
By the end of the session it is expected that you will know:
- The key characteristics are used for identification
- The mycorrhizal associations with trees and other plant species
Led by Joyce Pitt, Botanist
Suitable for improvers
NB The nearest toilets are at Pluckley station (no disabled facilities).
Know before you go
Suitable for persons who can spend a day in the field in conditions that might be rough and uneven under foot.
Wheelchair accessNot suitable for wheelchair users.
What to bring
Hand lens essential x8 or x10 (some will be available for purchase or loan on the day). Clothing and footwear suitable for the weather/conditions. Packed lunch and drink.