For our first Thrilling Thursdays event of 2020, we’ll be diving into the extraordinary world of fungi. Fungi will inspire a fascinating morning of talks around the delights of foraging and the threats to their survival, such as climate change and habitat loss.
The morning will include Jon Tyler who has a background in conservation management and environmental education and is a fungi enthusiast. Jon is an experienced forager and bush-craft practitioner with a natural passion and enthusiasm for wildlife, wild food and outdoor living. He runs courses across East Anglia.
We’ll also be joined by Joanna Scott AKA Dotty Scotty, W&BA member and needle-felter extraordinaire. Joanna will be hosting a display of her fungi-themed wool felted creations, demoing her technique and offering visitors a chance to take part in a taster to make your own felted mushroom to take home.
Tony Leech, the Norfolk County Fungus Recorder, will be talking at our Fantastic Fungi event. He says he enjoys the challenge of trying to name fungi, as it’s “like solving crossword puzzles: you know there is an answer, you might get it and feel good if you do.” Tony taught Biology for 27 years, and still enjoys sharing the excitement and frustration of studying fungi. The novelty of eating fungi has worn off for him, but he is happy to advise others.
The Fantastic Fungi event will illustrate the diversity, beauty, and role fungi play in the environment, plus The Cut are laying on a mushroom-themed café menu!
To book your place on Fantasic Fungi happening on Thursday 5th March, 10:30am to 1pm, at The Cut in Halesworth, take a look at our event page.
Thrilling Thursday events bring together art and science. If you’re interested in learning more about the previous Thrilling Thursdays talks, you can find recordings of Searching for Doggerland, Spiderwomen, and Orchards on our Thrilling Thursdays page.