Fungi 2 - Greg Hitchcock

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Identification of Fungi III

Helpful tips on identification of larger fungi and their habitats in the field

Event details

Meeting point

Hothfield Heathlands Reserve Car Park, Cades Road, Maidstone Road (A20), Hothfield, Ashford, Kent, TN24 1HD


10am - 4pm
A static map of Identification of Fungi III

About the event

The course begins in the field with a brief introduction to the larger (macro) fungi and their habitats.  We shall then take the opportunity to visit the woodland areas, scrub and the open grassland. 

During the day we shall consider the physical features of specimens which will lead to identification. Fungal habitats, mycorrhizal associations and other identification features will be discussed, and advice will be given on books.

We shall consider the question of edibility, but this study day is for those wishing to understand and identify the fungi – for scientific and interest purposes – not for the kitchen!

Led by Joyce Pitt, Botanist

Suitable for improvers


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


Under effective control
Well behaved dogs welcome. Please consider wildlife and other visitors by keeping dogs under control at all time. Some areas require dogs to be on leads, please follow instructions.


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 8x or 10x (some will be available for loan on the day), clothing/footwear appropriate for the weather/conditions (it is usually wet underfoot), packed lunch/drink..

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012