The Cheshire hills are home to communities of fungal species which are grassland specialists. These communities can be valuable indicators of ancient grassland. Also, like their grassland habitat, they are threatened by improvement, disturbance, or cessation of management.
This workshop will focus on one particular group of grassland fungi, the Waxcaps. It will cover their habitat requirements, their identification using colour, cap shape, size and texture, gills and smell, their use in evaluating the significance of grassland sites and current management advice for waxcap-grassland. There will be a mix of indoor work and time out in the field.
This event is being run in partnership with the National Trust at Lyme Park and as part of the South West Peak Glorious Grasslands project.
Sign-up and Event Info:
When: Sunday 15 October 2017 from 10:00 to 15:00
What to bring: Suitable outdoor clothing & a packed lunch.
Cost: The event will be free, however, National Trust parking fees will apply at £8/day.