8th October 2022
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The Scottish Swedish Society has again teamed up with leading mycologist Neville Kilkenny, to provide a mushroom foray this autumn and we would love for you to join us!
The foray will take place in Rowardennan on Loch Lomond on Saturday October 8th from mid-morning to early afternoon. As part of the Loch Lomond National Park, Rowardennan Forest is situated on the east of the loch. This rich and vibrant wood with many different species of plants and wildlife is a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts.
For those not familiar with the area, this link will take you to a large scale topographical map: Map
About the Event:
Our guide Neville Kilkenny, Research Associate of The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and member of the British Mycological Society, will take you on an educational and entertaining walk through the woods, discussing the wild fungi that are encountered.
You will learn about the role that fungi play in ecosystems, the species that are considered the best edibles, and the perils of collecting those that aren’t!
Please wear clothes appropriate for the weather and shoes suitable for a forest, and bring a basket for the mushrooms. We will also take a break for a picnic during the foray so do bring a packed lunch.
Please note that due to the nature of the activity, we cannot 100% guarantee that edible fungi will be found on this event. Mushrooms are fickle and play by their own rules.
There is a limit of 20 participants and the event was significantly over-subscribed last year. For a limited period tickets are available only to Scottish Swedish Society members.
So make sure to book your tickets whilst spaces remain! When you have ordered your ticket we will send detailed joining instructions to the email address you used when booking.
Children who are not too small to enjoy the day are also welcome. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed due to the nature of the activity.