Facts about fungi

14th February 2003 at 00:00
Mushrooms and toadstools mark the limits of many people's knowledge about the fungi to be found in our gardens, parks, woods and hedgerows. Fungus Fred Goes Foraying is a booklet in which key stage 2 children learn a lot more. They follow an old man as he encounters species with names such as Witches' Butter, Lawyer's Wig and Slippery Jack. They also investigate the variety of shapes in which fungi are found. Activities include making spore prints complete an enjoyable adventure. Fungus Fred Goes Foraying costs pound;5.25 per booklet or pound;45.50 for 10 copies. The Librarian, The British Mycological Society, Joseph Banks Building, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew TW9 3AE.

Email: v.barkham@rbgkew.org.uk

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