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Talks and Public Forays

We take out groups of the general public and given them an opportunity to sample field mycology for the first time. In the photograph Michael Jordan, CEO of the Fungus Conservation Trust, is unravelling the mysteries of a rare bolete to a group of visitors joining an East Anglian promotional foray taking place in Thetford Forest on the Norfolk and Suffolk borders.

 

We regularly get together with local horticultural societies and other voluntary bodies including natural history societies, ramblers, WI and so on to give talks. If you would like us to try and arrange for one of our members to give such a talk, please contact either Hazel Malcolm or Michael Jordan at the Fungus Conservation Trust.

The theme of these talks is not so much a pictorial travelogue of pretty pictures but an introduction to what fungi are, the role they play in the environment and how they function. Most people understand the rudiments of 'green plant' biology but probably know very little about the workings of mushrooms and toadstools. The Trust benefits from a very large collection of digital images, including many taken under the microscope and these can be assembled according to the interests of the audience.

ABFG members will often be happy to give illustrated talks to other organisations.

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