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Fungi Foray on the Flete Estate

Fungi Foray on the Flete Estate

Walk with Dr. Christian Taylor through some ancient woodland on the hunt for the wonderful fungi that are popping up! Sunday 13th November 11 to 1pm. Dr. Christian Taylor will lead the walk through ancient woodland. Please be aware that this event isn't suitable for...

Fungi Hunt on the Flete Estate

Fungi Hunt on the Flete Estate

Flete Field Lab are mapping the fungi in woodlands near Holbeton Village on the Flete Estate. Together with Dr. Christian Taylor, you will learn about the fungi in this area and help log any finds along the way. Sadly this is not suitable for those with mobility...

Biochar Information Sharing Session

Biochar Information Sharing Session

We are in the early days of learning as much as we can about biochar - come along and share your own knowledge or find out more about this wonderful natural product and it's many uses in eco-restoration. The session is on Saturday 15th October from 2 to 4pm, in...

World Fungi Day 2022

World Fungi Day 2022

We are celebrating the marvellous world of mushrooms on Saturday 8th October 2002 with two fungi events at our Field Lab and at the Flete Estate. We hope you can join us. Fungal Foray Saturday 8th October, 2-4pm Flete Field Lab are mapping the fungi in woodlands near...

Worried About Local Water Quality?

Worried About Local Water Quality?

Interested in becoming a Local River Steward? Come and meet Shelley Castle, Frank Foley and Lydia Deacon to find out more.

Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms for Mycofiltration

Cultivating Oyster Mushrooms for Mycofiltration

Our first session in the small field lab with Dr. Christian Taylor entailed some interesting work with mycelium and getting the low-down on it’s wonders via the microscope. It really is a mind-boggling being, with some extraordinary behaviours and properties. Joining...

Flete Field Lab Launch

Flete Field Lab Launch

Today we held an informal launch of our project which welcomed a wide range of people and organisations to join us for an afternoon of all things biochar and fungi. The Flete Estate loaned us a beautiful venue – the Mothecombe Gardens Training Room, and with it came...

Mapping the Fungal Networks in Claypark Woods

Mapping the Fungal Networks in Claypark Woods

It’s mid-November, and the day is very cold but bright and sunny. Dr. Christian Taylor is leading a group of a dozen folk along the Western Carriage Path near the village of Holbeton. The pace is extremely slow, not because of the humans, but because of the huge array...

If you go down to the woods today

If you go down to the woods today

Whilst some of us celebrated All Hallows/Halloween*, a moment when humans are prepared to look sideways at the line between life and death as the light around us fades, a huge variety of mushrooms were busy ‘blooming’ in the ancient woodlands of the Flete Estate....