Enter into the world of fungi with Dartmoor's Daughter, Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor, and Daniel Thompson-Mills at Steward Community Woodland. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through the woods where you will learn how to identify edible and other fungi and find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature. And for a delicious treat, we will fry up any edible mushrooms we find to accompany our tea.
Dr Christian Taylor is a biologist, entomologist and mycologist. He studied for his doctoral thesis on the ecological relationships between insects and fungi. Christian teaches courses on environmental science and ecosystems at The Open University, biology A-level, and International Baccalaureate at Plymouth College.
Steward Community Woodland is a sustainable living and working woodland project using permaculture techniques http://www.stewardwood.org/index.ghtml
Cost: £20 adults and £5 under 16's. Group size limited so Pre-booking essential.
Level: 1 out of 3 - we will be walking at a slow pace with plenty of stops for approximately 2 miles. We will mostly be on woodland paths but there are gentle slopes to walk up and down.
What to wear/bring: Plenty of warm layers, sturdy walking shoes, waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast), hat, gloves, as well as packed picnic lunch and (hot) drinks.
Sorry no dogs.
Meeting time and place: 9.15am for 9.30am start in the car park below Steward Community Woodland. Car parking is very limited so please carshare if possible.
Directions: Steward Wood is located 1 mile south of Moretonhampstead in the Wray Valley. The A382 (which runs north and south between the A30 and the A38) passes the woodland. Exeter is about 14 miles away to the east and Newton Abbot is about 12 miles to the south. Postcode TQ13 8SD. For directions by car, bike, public transport or by foot http://www.stewardwood.org/gettinghere.ghtml
Cancellation: This walk will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Risk: No liability accepted for accidents or incidents.