19:30 – 21:00
BMS Talk: Grassland fungi - POSTPONED to JULY 26th Field
Online talk (free to attend)
Sean Cooch (Natural England) and Clare Blencowe (Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre) discuss a new assessment of waxcaps and other grassland fungi sites in England, and local approaches to mapping mycologically-rich grasslands that integrate volunteer recording.
This event has had to be postponed until Tuesday the 26th of July due to illness. The links already supplied to the event will remain valid.
Upland Field Meeting 2022 Field
Strathpeffer, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland
Strathpeffer (Ross and Cromarty, Scotland) is a village in the northern highland surrounded by Ben Wyvis & Strathpeffer Woodlands, which are managed by the Scottish Forestry commission. Here, fungal fruiting occurs around a month earlier than in England, hence an August field meeting is expected to be productive!
The landscape of Scottish conifer forests has significant areas of native woodland mixed with conifer plantation (Sitka spruce 36%; Scots pine 23%; Lodgepole pine 20%). Broadleaf species are also well-represented within the Land Management Plan area (16%).
Workroom and accommodation
The meeting workroom will be in Strathpeffer Community Centre.
Participants will need to arrange their own accommodation and catering in nearby bed and breakfast, rented cottages and camping. A list of accommodation is available; early booking is recommended as this meeting occurs during summer holiday season.
BMS Members workroom only: £55.00
Non-members workroom only: £90.00
THIS MEETING IS FULLY BOOKED
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.
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