On the fungi trail at Crathes

Pictured above from left to right: Elliot Brown, Duncan Banfield, James Gillies, Mary-Jane Duncan, William Stubbs and Patrick Duncan
Pictured above from left to right: Elliot Brown, Duncan Banfield, James Gillies, Mary-Jane Duncan, William Stubbs and Patrick Duncan

At their latest monthly meeting held at Crathes Castle estate, the ‘Nature Detectives’ investigated the range of fungi, which they discovered while exploring the woodlands.

The children found everything from tiny jelly spot fungi on rotting sticks to turkeytail, hedgehog fungus, milkcaps and the scary sounding sickener and false death cap.

Using leaflets, books and the support and guidance from club leader Aileen Salway, they were able to identify most of the species they found.

Aileen said: “The children had a fabulous morning and are looking forward to seeing the results of the fungi spore print experiments they have set up.”

The club meets in the grounds at Crathes Castle estate and lets 7-11 year olds have fun outside while learning about wildlife.

For further information contact Aileen Salway 01330 822937 or amsalway@tinyworld.co.uk