Thrilling Thursdays: Fantastic Fungi
Dive into the extraordinary world of fungi, above and underground, as our speakers explain and illustrate the diversity, beauty, and role fungi play in the environment. Find out about the joys of foraging as well as threats from climate change and habitat loss. Plus fungi-themed demo from needle felt-maker Dotty Scotty + mushroom-themed café menu.
A Thrilling Thursdays event that brings together art and science.
The invited speakers and guests:
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 (pictured), 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.