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First-time Fungi Quest

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Sunday 30 October, 10.30am to 1pm

Ever wondered what strange creatures lie beneath the forest?

Imagine being able to dive beneath the leaf litter and discover a completely new perspective about life on Earth.

Dr Christian Taylor with a mushroomDr. Christian Taylor will introduce to you the Kingdom of Fungi which permeates and connects all other forest life - and without which there would be no forest.

The walk will encompass some of the different habitats at Sharpham Estate and explore them from the perspective of fungi.



You will discover: 

  • the natural history of one of nature's most overlooked wonders
  • the hidden Fungal Kingdom that grows its mycelial networks through roots, leaves branches and soil.
  • how these organisms not only interconnect plants, animals and bacteria but also create soil and nutrient cycles that are the foundation of life on land

National Lottery Heritage Fund logo

This event costs £5 per adult and children go FREE, thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund


 

This day is for you if you are:

  • curious about the incredible fungal kingdom and how it is critical to all life on Earth.


    Please note that we will not be focusing on looking for edible fungi and we can't guarantee that we will find any - it will completely depend on the weather conditions leading up to the event.

What you should bring:

  • a drink and a snack
  • sturdy but comfortable walking shoes/boots
  • waterproofs (depending on forecast)
  • please wear long trousers (as we will be walking through vegetation on woodland paths with a small chance of ticks)

This event runs on Sunday 30 October from 10.30am to 1pm.

If you're in a car, park in the Woodland Campsite car park and then we'll meet at The Woodland Campsite at 10.30am.

There will be an introduction there, followed by a gently-paced walk around Sharpham Estate (a walk of 1.5 miles maximum).

The paths are uneven in places and there is a substantial hill to walk down - and then walk back up again on the way back - but everyone can go at their own pace.

The event finishes at 1pm.

 

Without a doubt, Dr. Taylor's evident passion for the kingdom of fungi was passed on to us all

 

                            - participant on a previous Funqi Quest

This event runs on Sunday 30 October from 10.30am to 1pm.

If you're in a car, park in the Woodland Campsite car park and then we'll meet at The Woodland Campsite at 10.30am.

There will be an introduction there, followed by a gently-paced walk around Sharpham Estate (a walk of 1.5 miles maximum).

The paths are uneven in places and there is a substantial hill to walk down - and then walk back up again on the way back - but everyone can go at their own pace.

The event finishes at 1pm.

 

 

 


National Lottery Heritage Fund logo

This event costs £5 per adult and children go FREE, thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund


 

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Booking is essential on this event - even with free places.


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  • by phoning 01803 732542

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