Fungi Waxcap Species Anne Waite Nov 07

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Identification of Fungi II

Location: Dering Wood, Smarden, Ashford, Kent, TN27 0SY
Helpful tips on identification of larger fungi and their habitats in the field.

Event details

Meeting point

Woodland Trust car park at Dering Wood, Smarden Bell Road, Smarden TQ 491448


10am - 3/4pm
A static map of 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:

  1. The key characteristics are used for identification
  2. 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).


Phone number

01622 662012


Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Suitable for


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 access

Not 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.

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012