Discovering Grassland Fungi

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Event details

Sun, 15/10/2017 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

This workshop will focus on one particular group of grassland fungi, the Waxcaps. It will cover their habitat requirements, their identification using colour, cap shape, size and texture, gills and smell, their use in evaluating the significance of grassland sites and current management advice for waxcap-grassland.

The Cheshire hills are home to communities of fungal species which are grassland specialists. These communities can be valuable indicators of ancient grassland, but are often not included in conservation assessments. Also, like their grassland habitat, they are threatened by improvement, disturbance, or cessation of management.

This workshop will focus on one particular group of grassland fungi, the Waxcaps. It will cover their habitat requirements, their identification using colour, cap shape, size and texture, gills and smell, their use in evaluating the significance of grassland sites and current management advice for waxcap-grassland. There will be a mix of indoor work and time out in the field.

This event is being run in patnership with the National Trust at Lyme Park and as a part of the South West Peak Glorious Grasslands project.

Please bring a packed lunch.

Cost: The event will be free, however, National Trust parking fees will apply £8/day.

 

Venue location

Lyme Park, Disley SK12 2NR,
Lyme Park ,
Stockport ,
Cheshire,
SK12 2NR

Event information

Book by phone
Tel: 01948 820728
Book by email
jpimblett@cheshirewt.org.uk
Date
Sunday 15th October 2017
Time
10:00am - 3:00pm
Price / Donation
Free
Audience
Adults
Suitable for 18+ years
Category
Training
Trust
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Lyme Park, Disley SK12 2NR,
Lyme Park ,
Stockport ,
Cheshire,
SK12 2NR
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What to bring
Please bring a packed lunch and clothing suitable for the weather.
Contact details
Tel: 01948 820728
jpimblett@cheshirewt.org.uk
Joe Pimblett