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Late summer brings us flushes of a wonderful range of mushrooms and fungi, yet knowing where to start is the biggest hurdle for those new to foraging. Join me for an afternoon’s stroll around a local woodland discovering the weird and wonderful world of fungi. We will look at how to recognise the environments that particular species are most likely to be found in and build up a step by step method of how to approach a mushroom ID. Discover the range of flavours, textures and what they can add to your diet. As a crucial part of identification we will look at the inedible, toxic and poisonous species as well as edibility. Fungi aren't the only wild foods available at this time of year and we will also have a look at the other edibles that are growing in the woodland and hedgerow. Discuss how sustainability is an essential part of foraging, both for mushrooms as well as plants, nuts and fruits. Look at how wild food can become a complimentary part of a meal while being sympathetic to the environment around you, and why this is such a key part of the forager's philosophy. The walk will last 2.5 hours finishing with a forager's picnic and the opportunity to taste some of the delights we have found on the day. With gentle terrain and a slow pace this is suitable for most abilities, and families and children welcome. For individual child tickets please contact me directly.

  • Date: 25.08.2019 01:00 PM - 25.08.2019 03:30 PM
  • Location Livingston, UK (Map)
  • More Info: Exact location to be confirmed the Friday prior to the event.