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Introduction to Fungi Identification

Introduction to Fungi Identification, Cambs

About this course


Discover the essential skills and techniques required to identify different species of fungi on this interactive identification course. This course will be entirely outdoors. This course is not a foraging course.

Ideal if you are starting out into this fascinating subject, or for those who feel frustrated when trying to identify from guidebooks alone

This course will look at macroscopic techniques - those that use the human eye as opposed to microscopic or lab analysis - and will be fieldwork based 

You will be provided with your own guidebook, hand lens, notepad, pen, and collection vessels to use on the day and keep


Due to Covid-secure measures, places will be limited to allow for current guideline compliance. 

Lunch is not currently being provided at this venue. There is a cafe on site serving pre-packed food or you may bring your own lunch.

This course will include:

  • instruction and guidance on mushroom identification

  • an introduction to scientific names

  • an introduction to tree identification

  • fungi foray 

  • field identification session

  • guidebook and equipment for you to keep

"You have explained things to me in a way that I understand and can use. I thought I was useless at identification but now I am able to work through it an name species. Thank you!"

Mushroom identification


Wednesday 14 October - Full! Join waitlist

Cost and duration

£80 per person (inc fees) - 10am - 2pm

(If this course is cancelled due to Covid, a full refund will be given) Foraging course vouchers are not valid for this course


Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Cambridgeshire


Varying terrain, mostly grassland, waterside and woodland

Age limit

Participants must be aged 18 years or older - no children under 18 or babes in arms allowed on this course


Dogs are not allowed to be brought along on this course


Car parking on site with small fee

Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here

Edibility will not be the focus of this course. This is not a foraging course.

Full terms and conditions here

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