Date: Sunday 24th October 2019.
Location: Borgie Breco.
An informal walk through Borgie Breco looking at fungi identification.
This event was a relaxing and informative wander around the pathways in Borgie Breco led by our group secretary and fungi guru Aurore Whitworth. A perfect autumn day weather-wise, the great advantage of our Pop-up events, which are held at short notice, gives some control over the weather!
There was so much to see, learn and enjoy that we only walked about three hundred metres in two hours!
Aurore generously imparted her knowledge about various species of fungi, giving some expert tips on ID from visual indicators to smells and texture. Among the samples we observed were coral fungus, hedgehog mushroom, amethyst deceiver, brown deceiver, wood chanterelle, boletus sp., coconut milkcap, yellow stagshorn, common puffball, fly agaric and many more.
This was an informal and relaxed event and it was great to chat with the thirteen folk and three dogs who attended. There was some foraging resulting in tasty lunches of hedgehog mushrooms for some later, all in all a very pleasant morning learning about the wonderful array of fungi on our doorstep. We’ll do it again next autumn.