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
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 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..