Walk & Talk: The Wonders of Fungi

Linford Wood

Saturday 05 October
13:00 - 15:00
Adults and accompanied children 12 years and over

What are fungi? How do they grow? Which ones are poisonous? If you've ever had any of these questions, then this is the Walk & Talk for you! Join us on Saturday 5th October, when our resident expert will take you for a guided tour of a Milton Keynes fungus hotspot, introducing you to some basic identification features, and providing an intro to lifecycles and other biological functions.

Discover the incredible microworld of these fascinating taxa. Due to the nature of this topic and the level of information we will cover, this is recommended as an "intermediate" course. We may spot some edible fungi along the way, but please note that, due to their nature, we will not be encouraging anybody to pick or sample any fungi. This session is designed to teach you about the features of fungi, not to provide information for foraging.

The walk will last roughly 2 hours at a slow-moderate pace with regular stops to look at fungi. The paths are almost entirely flat and mostly hardstanding, although the 2 woodland rides can become boggy following wet weather. We will mostly be using the main paths but will be venturing into grassland/woodland to get closer to the fungi so please wear suitable footwear. Some ground may be uneven. We would love to make these sessions enjoyable for all, so please do get in touch if you have any accessibility needs. A hearing loop is available on request.

Please meet at the Enfield Chase car park off the V7 Saxon Street, MK14 6PB, What3Words: ///chats.region.perplexed. There is free parking available but spaces are limited so you may wish to arrive early to ensure a parking space. There are no public toilets available at this location, but there is a petrol station with customer toilets and refreshments available should you wish to continue your visit after the walk.

Please dress appropriately for the weather as this walk will go ahead in poor weather conditions. Spaces are limited, so if you are no longer able to join us please let us know in advance by emailing outdoorlearning@theparkstrust.com or calling 01908 233600.

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    Discover Linford Wood, a 700-year-old ancient woodland that is the largest and oldest in Milton Keynes. This area is home to diverse wildlife, fun wood carvings, and an ever-changing environment.