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Fungi foray at Severn Valley Country Park on Friday 13 November

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wild mushroom photo

Shropshire Council invites you to Severn Valley Country Park for a fungi foray on Friday 13 November 2015. Our rangers will be joined by Jo Weightman of the Herefordshire Fungus Survey Group for this guided walk.

It will be a good opportunity to get outdoors, amongst the last of the autumn colours, to find out which of the many fungi on the park can be eaten and which cannot.

On a recent foray held at the country park, 35 different types of fungi were identified. Their names describe them perfectly. Amongst those found were the Oyster which resembles an open oyster shell; the Candle Snuff which looks like a black candle with white smoke rising from the wick; the Orange Peel which mimics small pieces of orange zest; and the Turkey Tail which fans out like tail feathers.

A number of mushrooms are in season until December so you will be able to see some of the many species on site during the guided walk.

Susie Comaish, visitor centre manager, said;-

“If you would like to know more about fungi, or just fancy an enjoyable, interesting walk, then why not come along. The park has a wide range of fungi to discover, and to top it off there will be tea and biscuits on offer in the visitor centre at the end of the foray.”

There will be two sessions on Friday 13 November 2015, at 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Places are limited to 15 per session. Booking and payment in advance are required. Please call 01746 781192. Adults £4.50, children £3. Price includes a hot drink and biscuits.