There is a fungi walk and talk at farm of Sorcha Lewis in the Elan Valley. Its on the Thursday before our own Autumn meeting on 29th at Myddfai. It’s definitely fungi season – in all its glory. Details are:
When: Thurs, 27 October 2022, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Troedrhiwdrain, Cwm Elan, Rhayader, Powys LD6 5HS
Join the Welsh lichen and fungi experts, Sorcha Lewis and Ray Wood, to learn more about grassland fungi, how they benefit farmland & how farming can support them.
Sorcha and Brian Lewis are third generation tenant farmers living at Troedrhiwdrain Farm with their two children. Troedrhiwdrain (meaning ‘at the foot of the thorny bank’), is a 580ha family upland farm, and over the last 10 years Brian and Sorcha have developed the productivity of the farm, whilst successfully retaining and incorporating many important habitats, including hay meadows, ffridd and rhos pasture.
Due to its location within the water catchment for the water supply to Birmingham, the farm has been managed as low impact for generations, with no inorganic fertilisation of the ground, just sheep or cattle manure. This careful management, along with the range of habitats, means the farm hosts a wealth of wildlife habitats and species, which includes six fungi that are recognized as internationally important!
Join Sorcha and Ray Woods, the Welsh lichen and fungi expert, to learn more about grassland fungi and the vital role that farming can play in managing them.
Tea, coffee and cakes on arrival, and lunch provided.
Attendees will be limited to 30 people, so it’s first come first served. Cyntaf i’r felin!