WTF: WHAT'S THE FUNGUS? MUSHROOM FORAY
Time & Location
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.
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 NOTE that this event is for educational purposes and is not a foraging course.
Fungus Fortnight is supported by Waltham Forest Council.
Booking is essential; families are welcome, including children; please book a ticket for each human (dogs free of charge).
Safety and Covid
This event will be held outdoors in line with relevant Covid guidance; participants may be required to maintain social distancing if required.
Travel and location
The event will take place a short walk from Highams Park overground station, E4 9LA. The meeting point will be emailed to participants prior to the event.
We encourage attendees to travel by walking, cycling, or private vehicle. If you do need to use public transport, please use a face covering and hand sanitiser.
The event will be accessible via a hard footpath, with walking across the forest floor over uneven ground and steep terrain.