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Convenors: John Suckling, David and Linda Wilton


Some meetings are held in the Amersham Community Centre Pottery Room; most meetings are field meetings.

For all meetings you must reserve your place, and, for field meetings make your lunch booking, as soon as possible after details are published in the quarterly Newsletter, as numbers are often limited and there may be a waiting list.

This group has vacancies.

Panshanger Park, July 2018. Photos taken by Tony Wright and Stephen Jones. Click here for individual photos or here for a slide show

Ash Valley visit, June 20th 2018. Photos taken by Tony Wright and Linda Witton. Click here for individual photos or here for a slide show

Fungus foray in Penn Wood, October 12th 2016

62 species were recorded, of which 3 were first site records - click here for the list.  We were very grateful to Penny Cullington, who was our guide for the morning along with her colleagues.  Penny is an experienced County Recorder and therefore is able to collect, study and identify fungi for and on behalf of the Woodland Trust who manage Penn Wood.

Seen on the day, among others:

Amanita muscaria (fly agaric)

fly garaic

Amanita crocea (orange grisette)

orange grisette

- and a bonus, a tussock moth caterpillar

tussock moth caterpillar

Photos from the fungus foray by Tony Wright
Slideshow :https://www.flickr.com/photos/timelapsed/albums/72157674548025541/show
Browse the photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/timelapsed/albums/72157674548025541

Photos from the fungus foray by Stephen Jones: https://www.flickr.com/gp/132582657@N08/5H384a

Finemere Wood, July 30th 2014 - photos by Tony Wright
Slideshow : https://www.flickr.com/photos/timelapsed/sets/72157646056264425/show/
Browse the photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/timelapsed/sets/72157646056264425/show/

Click here for details about your health and safety outdoors

Members accept lifts and come on outings at their own risk, and should be responsible for their own safety when crossing roads or climbing stiles.

We expect members to travel to outdoor activities and to participate at their own risk. During the activity they are are responsible for their own safety at all times. Depending on the activity duration and difficulty, members should wear suitable clothing for the conditions and consider varying their own water, snacks and simple first aid kit.



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