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Friday, 12 October 2018

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Wales Fungus Day

October 14th 2018 at the National Botanic Garden of Wales 

The event includes:
  • Guided walks and talks about fungi in meadows, flower beds, lawns and woods
  • Tony’s Table– a cornucopia of fresh fungal fruiting bodies
  • Fungi and fairy-inspired ballet with Llangain Youth Ballet
  • Find out what fungi you can eat, and what you really shouldn’t eat
  • Smelly Fungus Zoo
  • Specialist walk to look at fungus causing ash dieback 
  • Look for signs of fairies deep within our fungi-rich Fairy Wood and post a letter to the fairies in the fairy village
  • Displays of fungi-inspired textiles, art and illustrations
  • Lots of fungi and fairy-inspired family activities
  • Stalls selling fairy and fungi bits and bobs

Indoor Talk:

1 – 1.40pm in the Paxton Room, Principality House: Hunting for Hidden Gems – Tools and Tips for Keen Fungal Jungle Explorers with Pat O’Reilly

Guided Tours:

11am – Woodland Fungi with Pat O’Reilly
12pm –  Garden Fungi with Emma Williams
2pm – Waxcap Meadows with David Mitchel
3pm – Fungi and Ash Dieback with Matt Combes of Forest Research
All walks start from the western entrance of the Great Glasshouse.
Llangain Ballet Performances in Theatr Botanica
1.30-2pm /2.15-2.45pm/ 3-3.30pm
Wales Fungus Day is part of the Growing the Future project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

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