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Fungi - Miles Brierley

Fungi - Miles Brierley

Beginners’ Guide and Introduction to Fungi

Location: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3DH
Do you know your fungi? Come and take that important first step towards understanding these fascinating organisms.

Event details

Meeting point

Jeffery Harrison Visitor Centre, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3DH. Map Ref TQ 520565


10.30am -4pm
A static map of Beginners’ Guide and Introduction to Fungi

About the event

On this course you will learn how to identify some of the larger fungi using their physical characteristics. There will also be a discussion on the habitats, ecology and life cycle of fungi.

The morning session will be spent in the classroom with a tutorial covering the physical characteristics, habitats and other identification features of the larger fungi.  

The afternoon will be spent looking for fungi in the Reserve (subject to the conditions of the year and the abundance of the fungi) and reviewing specimens in the field.

Advice will be given on useful books and field guides.

Edibility will be considered but this study day is for those wishing to understand and identify fungi - not for the kitchen!

By the end of the session participants should:

  • be able to identify some of the larger fungi using physical characteristics
  • have some understanding of the habitats, ecology and life cycle of fungi

Led by Joyce Pitt, Botanist


Phone number

01622 662012


Standard fee: £35 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


Guide dogs only
Dogs are allowed in the car park and picnic area on a lead.


Suitable for persons who can spend a day in the field in conditions that might be rough and uneven under foot.

What to bring

Hand lens 8x or 10x (some will be available for loan on the day), packed lunch, drink, suitable clothing and footwear for weather/conditions.

Parking information

Free parking


Picnic area

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012