Fun with fungus

NATURE lovers are being invited to a beauty spot to learn all about the different varieties of fungus.

Enthusiast Tom Kirby is encouraging people to join him at Castle Eden Dene National Nature Reserve, off Stanhope Chase, in Peterlee, for an event called Fascinating Fungi Foray.

It will take place this Sunday from 10am-1pm and people can discover the wonderful world of mycology within the dene’s ancient woodland.

Hedgehog, oyster, dead man’s fingers, eyelash and brain fungi are just a small selection of the fascinating fungi awaiting

discovery on this enjoyable and informative walk - and event organisers are hoping to find other varieties.

Sturdy footwear is essential for the event.

To find out more, call (0191) 5860004.