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Sunday 8 October 2023

Fungi nature stroll, Saturday 14th October 2023 at 11:10 hr

Fungi fruiting bodies erupt overnight at this time of year.  Their diversity is amazing.  See for many pictures from last year’s u3a fungi walk including the exquisite “Lilac bonnet fungus” and "Porcelain fungus" plus the route.

The walk will include three habitats on a modular stroll with Haywards Heath u3a nature walks group on Saturday 14th October 2023 at 11:10 hr (connecting with the 271 bus from Haywards Heath) from Cuckfield Broad Street car park where a parking disk is needed.

Part one: a mile without stiles looks beneath a pine tree in the churchyard and then nearby meadows, which date from medieval times.  These meadows are rare habitats and produce waxcap fungi.  Please see for expert information on waxcaps.  Please note there is a family of Galloway cattle in these fields including a docile bull, consequently NO dogs are allowed on this walk.

Part two: continues a further mile with two stiles into New England Wood nature reserve – a deciduous woodland where best practice is to NOT remove any fungi. shows some species in this wood from 2009.  And more recently at

Numbers are limited and it is essential to register at and await confirmation if you wish to come.  No foraging in these habitats please.  And please do NOT turn up without a confirmed place.

With thanks and best regards


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