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Identifying Fungi

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  • Saturday 6th Oct 2018

    10am - 4pm


    Bushy Park

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Did you know that there are over 1,500 species of fungi in London? This beginner’s course will explore the environment of Bushy Park, showing how and where to find different species of fungi and examining their amazing life-histories.

The introductory talk, followed by an exploration of the park, will help you start to learn the basic identification techniques. This course will not teach you how to forage fungi for food, although where relevant, edibility and toxicity will be discussed.

Course fee includes FSC fold out chart: Fungi Identification Guide.

Dr Mark Spencer did his PhD on the evolution of oomycetes and has a long-standing interest in field mycology. He is an experienced botanist and is the vascular plant recorder for the LNHS and BSBI Middlesex vice-county recorder. He has research and personal interest in 17th & 18th botanical science, urban botany, non-natives and the impacts of environmental change.

For further information on the course or to book your place, visit the Field Studies Council web site. If you are unable to find the information you need, contact the office on 01306 734 501. Places are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

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