Autumn Field Meeting 2022 Field
Bellingham, Northumberland, England
Bellingham, in the Northumberland National Park, is close to Brown Rigg and is the gateway village to Kielder Water & Forest Park. The unique countryside of Northumberland National Park has varied habitats including hay meadows, wild moorland, peat bogs and ancient woodlands.
The nearby winding ravine Hareshaw Burn with its moist air encourages thick moss and much rot. The trees that grow in this sandstone gorge – pedunculate oak, elm, ash and hazel – are remnants of woodlands that were once more extensive. Liverworts, ferns and more than 50 species of lichen have been recorded. The area is designated as a site of special scientific interest.
Kielder is the largest man-made woodland in England with three-quarters of its 250 square miles (650 km2) covered by forest. It is dominated by Sitka spruce, but other key species include Norway spruce and Lodgepole pine. The remainder is made up of Scots pine, larch, Douglas-fir and broadleaves.
The Meeting workroom is at Brown Rigg Lodges, which also has a limited number of self-catering guest rooms.
For alternative accommodation and catering options, Bellingham has many traditional inns, cafes, pubs and shops.
Workroom and Brown Rigg accommodation
- BMS Members
Lodge single £233; shared £127
En-suite guest room single £405; shared £213
Lodge single £263; shared £157
En-suite guest room single £435; shared £243
BMS Members: £50
THIS MEETING IS FULLY BOOKED
UK Fungus Day 2022 Society
In person & online
An annual celebration of our fungal world.
This year, our theme for UK Fungus Day is Connections & Connectivity. With activities and events for all, UK Fungus Day brings together fungus experts, enthusiasts and beginners to explore and enjoy the wonders of the Fungal Kingdom.
The BMS has programme of events in fungal biology and field mycology. We also list a selection of external events for all levels, from beginner to experienced.
Our online talks take place once a month and are open to everyone, at any level of interest or expertise in fungi. Speakers cover a variety of topics including scientific research, field mycology, art, history and cuture.
BMS offers a number of grants to support work, study and other activities in fungal biology and field mycology.
Join the BMS
Membership is open to all who are interested in promoting, supporting and learning about the world of fungi.
NEW from 2022: BMS membership includes free online access to new issues of the BMS publication Field Mycology
BMS support for Ukraine
The British Mycological Society is devastated with the ongoing situation in Ukraine and the unacceptable violence and loss of life.
Our mission is to promote fungal science internationally and we are proud to have members from across the world including Ukraine. We want to help our friends and colleagues impacted by this unnecessary war in whatever way we can.
The BMS is making a donation to the Council for At-Risk Academics (cara) who are poised to support academics from Ukraine. Their ongoing work in relation to this crisis can be seen here.
Our thoughts are with the Ukrainian people at this dreadful time.
Field Mycology is published quarterly by the BMS and covers topics of interest to experienced field mycologists. Digital copies are free to BMS members. Print and digital subscriptions are available to all.
The BMS journals Fungal Biology, Fungal Ecology and Fungal Biology Reviews feature the latest scientific research papers and discussions. Subscriptions are available directly from the publishers, Elsevier, or at a discounted rate for BMS members.
Fungus groups exist in many parts of the UK and are run on a voluntary basis by enthusiasts seeking to share their knowledge of fungi and improve identification skills. Groups offer a welcoming environment for newcomers and experts alike.
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