Fungi of the Forest
As part of the "Our Woods "festival, John Haughton, a local fungi expert, led a curated walk in King’s Wood, focusing on fungi.
The walk took place in the autumn when the fungi are at their best and most prolific. John talked generally about fungi, identifying and contextualizing the history and usage of different varieties. He also talked more broadly about why King's Wood is such a special site for the mycologist.
Participants were encouraged to bring cameras and Corby Community Arts CEO and professional photographer, Kate Dyer, was there to assist everyone in taking detailed pictures of the fungi, the beauty of many only truly being captured through close-up shots and specific camera set ups. The process of taking these photographs assisted participants in exploring the beauty of these extraordinary lifeforms, left them with a personal record of the day, a visual tool to identify the same fungi in the future, and something to share with family and friends.
The photographic collection displayed online here is an important archival resource and was recently displayed in an exhibition at King’s
Wood Community Centre.
To access a wonderful gallery of fungi photos taken on the walk - CLICK HERE
Here are some of the images showing both their Latin and Common names.