Sun, 31 Oct|
Hainault Forest Country Park
HALLOWEEN FUNGUS FORAY & MUSHROOM CLAY MAKING
Join us for a walk in the woods to get to know your fungal neighbours + make your own weird and wonderful fungi clay creations!
Time & Location
31 Oct 2021, 11:00 GMT – 01 Nov 2021, 14:30 GMT
Hainault Forest Country Park, Hainault Forest Country Park IG7 4QN, UK
About the event
Join us for a walk in the woods to get to know your fungal neighbours. We will learn how to identify common mushroom species and explore the role of fungi in the ecosystem, followed by a creative Halloween workshop with Urban Forest to make your own weird and wonderful fungi clay creations.
Take inspiration from fungal finds on the foray, we will be exploring fungi themed clay moulding - a multi sensory, creative activity and allow your imagination to run wild as you reconnect and interact with nature. Will your creation be poisonous, look like witch's butter, or will it end up looking like a future fungus that is yet to be discovered?
- 11am-12.30pm: Guided Fungus Foray
- 12.30pm: Break for refreshments/lunch
- 1-2.30pm: Fungi Halloween Creations
Mushrooms are mysterious. They capture our imagination like no other organisms. Perceived as live-giving, mind-blowing and deadly, they simultaneously inspire fear, wonder and confusion. Against the odds, fungi thrive in big cities like London too.
Please book in advance for both sessions; families are welcome, including children; please book a ticket for each human.
This walk will last approximately 90 mins and is suitable for 5+ years. Unfortunately some paths will be unsuitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Please ensure you wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy shoes.