Wales Fungus Day
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is to host Wales’ first Fungus Day on
Sunday 14th October 2012
11am – 12pm. Meet the Waxcaps. A walk to an internationally important waxcap-rich meadow on Waun Las NNR. Meet Bruce Langridge at the Great Glasshouse western entrance. The meadows are likely to be wet or even boggy in places so you might want to wear waterproof footwear.
12.30 – 1.15pm. Wood-rotting Fungi – a short walk to look at how a fungus rots a tree. Meet Tudor Davies at the Great Glasshouse western entrance.
1– 2pm & 2.45 – 3.30pm. Fungi books display. Venue Theatr Boatnica
- 2.45pm. Professor Lynne Boddy will give the inaugural Wales Fungus Day Lecture on ‘What We Don’t Know About Fungi’. Venue: Theatr Botanica
3.30 – 4.30pm. Fairy Ring Frolics – a walk to the Garden’s fungal hotspots uncovering mythological and scientific secrets of fairy rings. Meet Bruce Langridge & Tudor Davies at the Great Glasshouse western entrance.
11.30am – 3pm. Marvellous Mushroom Menu including slippery jack, oyster, jelly ear and field mushrooms, and mushroom cupcakes. Venue: Seasons Restaurant
12 -2pm. Live shiitake cooking and tasting with Maesyffin Mushrooms. Venue: Great Glasshouse Stage
11am – 4pm. Family activities run by the British Mycological Society including microscopes & balloons. Venue: Great Glasshouse
11am – 4pm. Woodturning fungi demonstration with Les Bryan. Venue: Great Glasshouse
All Day – From Another Kingdom, the UK’s first major exhibition on fungi that is on tour from Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Venue: Great Glasshouse
10am – 4.30pm. A fungus recording blitz around the Garden and its adjoining Waun Las NNR. If you’d like to take part, contact Bruce Langridge (details below)
For more information, contact Bruce Langridge on email@example.com or phone Bruce on 01558 667162.
on our Fairy Ring page.