Enter into the world of fungi and lichens with Dartmoor's Daughter and Devon's top mycologist Dr Christian Taylor. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk through wooland, open moorland, and a churchyard so we can determine the rate of lichen growth. You will learn how to identify edible and other fungi as well as lichens. And find out all about this marvellous kingdom of nature.
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.
Dartmoor's Daughter creates walks and nature-connection experiences for transforming health, wellbeing, and performance.
Cost: £20 adults and £10 under 16's.
Level: 1 out of 3 - we will be walking at a slow pace with plenty of stops for approximately 2 miles but you must be comfortable walking on all types of terrain for 3-4 hours.
What to wear/bring: Plenty of warm layers, sturdy walking shoes, waterproof jacket and trousers (whatever the forecast), hat, gloves, as well as snacks and drinks.
Sorry no dogs.
Meeting time and place: 1.45pm for 2pm start. Location TBD. Car sharing is encouraged please.
Cancellation: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Risk: No liability accepted for incidents or accidents