Russula Roulette – Mushroom Identification Workshop
This highly interactive and hands-on workshop introduces participants to the wonders of the Kingdom Fungi. It begins with an overview of the significances of fungi as the orchestrators of life and death; the connective and communicative network of terrestrial ecosystems and the great recyclers of our planet.
Although fungi are among the oldest organisms on earth, they are largely overlooked in notions of biodiversity and conservation. Yet greater attention to the fungal networks that bind, filter and aerate soils could be the solution to land management practices that have brought about our radically depleted landscapes. How might fungi provide literal and allegorical frameworks for more innovative ways of thinking about the living world?
Participants will spend the morning around a display table of fungus specimens in various forms and manifestations, learning the basics of mushroom identification, before partaking in an exciting field trip to search for fungi of interest.
Supplementary notes will be provided. Participants are encourage to bring specimens along to the workshop for identification.
Signed copies of Alison’s recent book, The Allure of Fungi, will be available for purchase.
The full autumn 2019 workshops and events listing can be viewed here.