Our Woodland areas are exploding with life, hundreds of different species each more fascinating than the next. Nestling amongst the trees and bushes, fungi lurks, marking the pathway to fairy-tale kingdoms…Although they’re not all as sweet and harmless as they sound, some of the prettiest are in fact the most deadly! Mushroom picking can be a little like Russian Roulette if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you can’t tell the difference between the edible beefsteak fungus and the deadly death cap toadstool then do not attempt mushroom picking alone!!
Did you know that there are more than 3,000 different types of mushrooms and toadstool in the UK, 14 of which are deadly? Also did you know that bizarrely the hat throwing fungus is the fastest living thing on the planet? This fungus ejects its spores at an accele ration an incredible 20,000 times gravity!
For more foraging facts joi n our local fungi expert Peter Comber, for a walk around Claybury Park and get a fascinating insight into the world of Fungi.
The event takes place on Saturday 27 October at Claybury Park, Roding Lane North, Woodford Green, Essex.
Booking is essential as places are limited. If you have any enquiries please call 020 8559 2316. Visit the Redbridge i for more information on nature events.
Post Author: Emily Polling