fungi found at last years forage
…Well if you do come along to Moelyci’ Environmental Centre’s annual Fungi Foray this Sunday the 14th October. This year is a special 10th anniversary edition and as its one of the most successful events in their yearly calendar you’d be a fool to miss it! Its great fun, family friendly and hugely educational!! What John Harold (Moelyci ecologist) and Nigel Brown (of Treborth Botanic Gardens) can’t tell you about fungi really ain’t worth knowing!
The afternoon kicks off at 2pm with a brief introduction to fungi and their importance for the planet, after this eager foragers will be let loose around the farm, hill and woods to search the rich habitats of Moelyci for fungi large or small. The record for this event was set in 2006 when 126 different species of fungi were found in a single afternoon, lets see if we can beat this on Sunday!
Foragers should bring with them a shallow basket or tray to keep your precious finds in perfect condition. Once collecting has finished the resident experts will help foragers identify their finds and learn a little about the different life cycles each specimin represents.
The event is free and runs from 2pm til about 5pm. Knowing our weather it would be wise to bring wellies (an absolute must) and waterproofs, plus a shallow collecting basket or tray. This really is a great family friendly event for all ages but children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Directions to Moelyci can be found here
Images courtesy of Moelyci Environmental Centre