20th October & 10th November - Fungi Ecology and Identification parts 1 & 2

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Saturday 20th October

10.00am - 4.00pm             

Tutor: Steve Kirk


Aimed at beginners, after a presentation to introduce this amazing life form, specimens will be looked at and discussed in the classroom. The course includes a foray in the park and the woods of two hours or more, depending on conditions, and a chance to make a collection. Participants will have the opportunity to take digital photographs and notes as they are given insights into how to identify fungi as well as background information on their ecology, history, folklore and uses, including as food and medicine.

 

Saturday 10th November

10.00am - 4.00pm             

Tutor: Steve Kirk


Aimed at intermediate level, i.e. those who have completed part 1 or who have been on previous forays who wish to expand their knowledge. 
This course will include an extensive foray in the park and woods, including drawing fungi. More scientific terms will be applied than in part 1. Participants will be introduced to some simple chemical tests to assist in the identification of certain species. They will also be taught how to make spore prints and will examine spores under the microscope to understand their use in the identification process. 


Things to know before you book:
  • This event is non-refundable unless cancelled by Wildwood.
  • Lunch is not provided. 
  • For more information on this event, please email courses@wildwoodtrust.org  or telephone 01227 711 471.
  • If booking for more than one person, please list the names of extra attendees in the space provided. 
  • To make the course go as smoothly as possible, we ask you to list any allergies or health issues that we can address before the course date.
  • After booking is completed, you will be contacted via email to provide any extra information pertinent to your booking.