John Haughton

john haughton u13715"I retired in 2011 and live very close to King’s Wood Local Nature Reserve. I started walking through the wood with my camera taking photographs of plants and insects and trying to identify them. It was not long before mushrooms became my main interest, I find them particularly fascinating and they can be extremely difficult to identify. There is a lot about them that I don’t know and I also have difficulty remembering the names of some of them – my wife suggests that this is because of my age. I do enjoy sharing the bit that do I know (and can remember) with others who might be interested.

The photo is of me and a Barn Owl that I met at a display of raptors in Market Harborough. (It is one of a few where I don’t look like a grumpy old man!)"

For "Our Woods", John will be leading two sessions on Sunday 2nd October 2016 entitled: "The Lost Art Of Mushrooming" and "Framing Fungi".

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The first week of October is peak mushroom season with the many forms, colours and species at their most visible. Fungi specialist John Haughton will be leading a two-part mushroom identification and photography workshop.

In Session One - "The Lost Art Of Mushrooming", we discover the many varieties of mushroom found throughout Kings Wood. John reveals how to spot these fascinating organisms often overlooked on the forest floor. In addition to lunch, we’ll sample a selection of edible mushrooms.

Session 2 - "Framing Fungi" is aimed at anyone wishing to sharpen their fungi photography skills. John shares his own explorations capturing the mushrooms’ fleeting presence. Come along and meet like-minded fungi enthusiasts, bringing your camera (smart phone or SLR). Kneeling mats are provided.

Details:

  • When?
    Sunday 2nd October 2016
    Session One - 12.00pm 
    Session Two - 2.00pm
  • Where?
    Meet at Kingswood Neighbourhood Centre, Alberta Close, Corby, NN18 9HU.
  • Is it for me?
    Over 18’s only. Max 8 people per session.
  • What to bring:
    Sturdy footwear/warm and waterproof clothing plus camera if joining Session 2.
  • Things to note: 
    Lunch available for £3 - soup, roll, tea or coffee and biscuits - not forgetting your edible collected mushrooms to taste.
  • How much? 
    £8 for both sessions. £5 for a single session. Concessions £6 & £3 respectively.
  • Maximum numbers: 8 per session. 
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