Identification and Ecology of Waxcap Grassland Fungi

Waxcap (2)

Accredited module at level 1 (first year undergraduate): 10 credits.

The emphasis is on practical work in the field and identification of freshly picked specimens from grassland habitats in the surrounding area.  A series of fungal forays will take place and the in-field identification characteristics of each specimen will be explored. The relative quality of the grassland habitats and the management requirements of the site(s) will be discussed. There will be continuous discussion of grassland mycological topics including reference to current research and survey work where relevant.

3 x Saturday (10am-5pm) at Moelyci Environmental Centre, near Bangor:

21.10.17; 28.10.17 & 4.11.17

Fee: £120

Discounted rate of £40 for Snowdonia Society volunteers – (saving 66%).  Places are limited contact mary-kate@snowdonia-society.org.uk before Friday September 22nd.

www.aber.ac.uk/en/lifelong-learning

Dysgu Gydol Oes / Lifelong Learning P5 Campws Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth SY23 3UX

Picture credit: http://www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/waxcap-fungi/