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Fungi Walks and Meetings

Please contact Penny Cullington if you would like to attend any meetings and are not yet a member. If weather conditions are bad (very windy, frosty or snowy) it would be wise to check with the leader before setting out. Unless otherwise stated, walks start at 10.00 am, and finish around 1.00 pm.

Disclaimer - The Grid Reference given for each event is as accurate as we can make it and may not be at the exact location of the meeting place but should get you within a few hundred yards. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the Grid Reference and link to OpenStreetMap is correct BFG excepts no liability should you get lost.

For guidelines and useful information about our fungi walks click here

Print Programme (Only valid at time of printing. Always check website for latest information)

Date 2018 Event
Sunday, April 22nd Rushbeds Wood (BBOWT/SSSI). This event is an informal celebration of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of BFG – the group also came here for our 10th anniversary in 2008. The site is ancient broadleaved woodland (appearing on a map in 1590 and part of the original Bernwood Forest) on heavy clay soil, bordered by unimproved meadows and old hedgerows. It has produced many unusual fungi during our visits over the last 15 years. With a resemblance and possible continuity back to the ancient wildwood, there is a diversity of trees including ash, field maple, willow, aspen, hazel, oak, blackthorn, hawthorn and spindle. Much felling took place in the 1940s though a few mature oaks remain and the woodland is recovering well under the present management. Meet at SP 673 154 at the triangular verge on the T-junction where the Ludgershall road meets the Wotton Underwood to Brill road. (Avoid blocking the railway access.) Leaders Derek Schafer and Penny Cullington.
Sunday, June 24th
2.30pm
AGM at Duck End House, 8, Hawleys Lane, Whitchurch. HP22 4LB.  This is a very informal affair, and after the official business there will be tea and cakes followed hopefully by a photo show of fungi found in the county during recent years – please bring any electronic images you would like to share with other members. It would help if you could let Derek know in advance if you are coming (01296 640923).  Directions to Derek and Jenny’s house: SP 804 206. Coming into the village from Aylesbury, turn right into the very narrow Hawleys Lane immediately after the first service station (on the left). Near the end of the lane turn right into the drive of number 8 (The gates will open automatically.) Approaching Whitchurch from the north, go straight on at the roundabout as you enter the village and continue past Beech Close and the antique shops then turn left into Hawleys Lane.

OTHER LOCAL EVENTS OF INTEREST

Thursday & Friday 13th & 14th September 'The State of the World's Fungi Symposium' hosted by RBG Kew. Further information here