Fungus Foraging or A day outside in the fresh if damp air.
It was a wet day but the tree’s afforded plenty of shelter from the rain. I was surprised and delighted by the turn out. There must have been 40 of us who had dug out wellies and braved the weather to explore the outdoors. Other than me there were plenty of families many with children. It was fantastic to see how excited the kids were at the concept of searching for and identifying something so basic and often overlooked.
We searched for about an hour covering only a small area. Then retreated to the car park to display our finds on a trestle table and ask the expert questions about our finds.
Personally I was surprised by the vast variety of fungi we found in such a small part of the woods.
I had a very enjoyable day and would go to other events at the forest in future.