Join me on walks, or create your own and book me, to learn about natural history, history and landscapes as we ramble. Food for Free and Fungi are specialties, it may be a birthday treat or a new interest.
I thank everyone who came on walks this year for the fun-gi’s and fabulous discoveries we made. Key species found were Jack ‘o’ Lantern Omphlotus illudens in Lichfield, the tiny Red leg Club Typhula erythropus at Black Rocks, and Yellow Leg Club Typhula lutescens at Pleasley Pit. Exciting was the Plain Earth Tongue Geoglossum umbratile, The first siting at Crich Chase, a Derbyshire SSSI that includes its grassland fungi in citation. So Entertained BBC Radio Derby with Amethyst Deceiver Laccaria amethysta by torchlight and BBC Radio Nottingham with a Wood Blewit Lepista nuda omelette between bread and butter!
Last week I had the rare Date Waxcap Hygrocybe spadicea at Darley and Nutwood LNR and the colourful Herald of Winter Hygrophorus hypothejus at Kedleston. Thank you
Following the care and release of a swift in the summer, I am currently looking after hedgehogs small and injured
16 September 2018
Lark In the Park meet at Arboretum Park Derby 12-4pm to meet my Bran Owls and dip the pond with Derby City Pond Warden Association
04 October 2018
Part of UK Fungus Day: meet at Chaddesden Wood Springwood Drive, Derby 17.00-19.00 for a walk, find and identify
06 October 2018
UK Fungus Day go to BMS web site to find a walk and talk
13 October 2018
Introduction to Fungus course contact Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.
20 October 2018
Introduction to Fungus Course and learn how to find and identify all types of fungi. Mushrooms and toadstools Staffordshire. Contact email@example.com
21 October 2018
Pleasley Pit Bird Group Fungus foray @10am. Derbyshire.
Thursday 25 October 2018 7pm
Barn Owls talk and hold/photograph. Go to Pleasley Pit Bird Group web site for more details.
27 and 28 October 2018 10-12.30 Fungus Foray at Kedleston Hall Derby. Contact the national trust to book.