- 10th October 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Autumn Mushroom Foray – 10th October
The Scottish Swedish Society has 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 Devilla Forest on October 10th from mid-morning to early afternoon. The forest is well known for its range of fungi, not least its chanterelles. It is a few miles east of the Kincardine Bridge and so it is equally accessible to people coming from Glasgow as from Edinburgh. It is also convenient for members living to the north.
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 the fungi play in ecosystems, the species that are considered the best edibles, and the perils of collecting those that aren’t!
Devilla Forest has extensive walking routes which are mainly flat, so great for kids. The forest is also a great place for wildlife watching including red squirrels.
Please wear clothes appropriate for the weather 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.
The event is open both to Scottish Swedish Society members and non-members/guests. Children are also welcome. Members pay a significantly reduced charge. Please note that the event has a limit of 20 participants in total 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.
Venue: Devilla Forest