Stourhead holds family fungi foray day
4:58pm Monday 23rd September 2013 in Latest News
Families are invited to come on a family fungi foray in Stourhead’s glorious autumn garden on Saturday October 5.
Fungi expert Michael Jordan will be on hand at the National Trust site to share his extensive knowledge of these amazing organisms and help families identify just some of the 16,500 species that exist in the UK.
"This is a fantastic opportunity for families to have some fun discovering and identifying some of the different types of mushrooms and toadstools that can be found here at Stourhead," said Martin Clements, visitor experience officer at Stourhead.
"Michael is a highly engaging fungi guru and author of The Encyclopaedia of Fungi in Britain and Europe. Not only will he help identify fungi but will explain why it is so important that we conserve and protect them.
"Early to mid autumn is the best time of the year for finding fungi, so we are really fortunate that Michael can be with us at this key time."
The fungi forays take place on Saturday October 5 between 10.30am and noon or 2pm to 3.30pm. The forays will start at the Discovery Centre in the Stableyard at Stourhead. It is recommended that sensible outdoor footwear and clothing are worn, as appropriate.
The cost for each morning or afternoon foray is £8 per adult and £4 per child, plus normal admission. Places are limited and booking is essential. For more information and to book a place please telephone the Stourhead Estate Office on (01747) 841152.
For more information about events and what is going on at Stourhead this autumn please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead