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Fungus Foray at Chopwell Woods

Glistening Inkcap, GPNR, Nov 2011 © Phil Coyne

Sunday 22 October 2017, 10.00 – 13:00

Chopwell Woodland is a mixture of commercial conifer forest mixed with old broadleaved species and some natural oak woodland. This mix of trees creates a particularly diverse range of fungi and over 200 species of macrofungi have been recorded.

Meet in the main car park at Chopwell Woodland Park ( at 10:00am. The paths are quite steep in places and are often muddy, so good waterproof footwear is required.

Gordon Beakes is a professional mycologist, recently retired from the Biology Department at Newcastle University where he worked for nearly 40 years. His area of scientific expertise is in aquatic fungi and he considers foraging for mushrooms a hobby.