A one-day identification course aimed at beginners who want to learn more about fungi in a fun and informal way. Course leader, Bryan Bullen, will share his knowledge of these important and diverse organisms and their different habitats, and he will show you how to identify the main groups of British fungi. The morning will be spent in the classroom covering various aspects of the subject and will include specimen examination and a slide presentation; in the afternoon Bryan will lead a walk in the Pinetum to find and identify some of Bedgebury’s special fungi. The course will NOT involve identifying or picking edible specimens, and there is a strict no picking policy at Bedgebury. The workshop is intended to share an understanding of the place of fungi in an ecological context, rather than in the human food chain.
The workshop will start at 10.00am and conclude at 3.30pm, with 30 minutes for lunch. A sandwich lunch will be provided. Teas and coffees will be provided during the classroom session.
By the end of the session participants will:
- Understand the importance of identifying different species of fungi.
- Know how to identify the habitats of fungi.
- Be aware of the risks and hazards associated with fungi identification, and the precautions it is necessary to take.
- Know how to identify different species of fungi using keys and other sources of reference.
- Know where to find sources of information and advice.
£85 per person (members) £90 per person (non-members).
To book your place please phone 01580 879842 or pop into the Visitor Centre Information Office.
Booking conditions: All events are held in, or will start from, the Bedgebury Visitor Centre unless otherwise specified. Full payment is required to reserve places on all events. No refund can be offered for failure to attend any course or event, unless the place released is taken by someone on the waiting list. If excessively adverse weather is forecast, a cancellation email will be sent before the event. If you are unable to attend on the proposed alternative date, you will be offered a full refund. Dogs are not permitted (other than guide dogs). Events involving a walk may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. No child under 16 should attend unless genuinely interested in the subject matter or child attendance is indicated in the description or pricing. This is to avoid disruption to the event for other adult attendees. Children under the age of 16 may attend if appropriate but must pay as indicated and must be accompanied by a full-paying adult. Site admission is included in the non-members price.