In previous years, the Society has organised public exhibitions and displays at venues such as the RHS Flower Shows, Botanic Gardens, Museums, Visitor Centres, Libraries, Woodlands, and Universities, to name a few examples.
Since 2013 the Society has placed fungi well and truly ‘on the map’ by providing financial support for the inaugural ‘UK Fungus Day’ weekend of activities, encouraging our recording groups and other interested parties to join us in raising awareness of fungi and fungal science. Since then UK Fungus Day has grown to involve a large number of key organisations as well as the public, including the Royal Society of Biology, Universities and Research Institutes, Plantlife, the Royal Horticultural Society, National Trust, the Wildlife Trusts, Kew Gardens, NBGW, RBGE, Cambridge University Botanic Gardens and the RSPB centres.
In 2020 the annual UK Fungus Day event weekend was planned to take place on the 3rd and 4th of October 2020 . Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic however, no outside activities or large group gatherings look to be possible at this time.
However we are planning a number of exciting online activities with Zoom lectures and virtual field events, as well as interactive displays, a quiz and a competition to 'Create your own Fantasy Fungus' from ordinary household items. Time to get creative!
You can still contact us as usual at firstname.lastname@example.org
In The meantime, why not have a look at the video produced by Prof Lynne Boddy of Cardiff University as part of Earthwatch Europe’s Wild Days project. You may need to register on the site to access this video, but registration is free. Enjoy! (click on the link below)