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McLaren Falls Park

Fungi Finding & Identification Walk with David Whyte (FUNNZ)

Join us for a walk where you'll learn the art of fungi finding and identification basics. Explore McLaren Falls Park and find hidden fungi with experienced guide and amateur mycologist David Whyte.

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Fungi Finding & Identification Walk with David Whyte (FUNNZ)
Fungi Finding & Identification Walk with David Whyte (FUNNZ)

Time & Location

07 Apr 2024, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm NZST

McLaren Falls Park, 190 McLaren Falls Road, Omanawa 3171, New Zealand

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Fungi Finding & Identification Walk with David Whyte (FUNNZ)

Embark on a captivating journey into the fungal kingdom at McLaren Falls Park! Join us for a walk where you'll learn the art of fungi finding and identification basics. Explore McLaren Falls park and find hidden fungi with experienced guide David Whyte.

What to Expect:

  • Guided Fungi Exploration: Navigate parts of McLaren Falls Park with seasoned guide David, uncovering a diverse array of fungi species. Learn about their unique features and ecological significance.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in a supportive and interactive environment, perfect for beginners or those looking to refine their fungi identification skills.

Event Details:

  • Date and Time: Sunday 7th of April, 3:30-5pm (1.5hrs)
  • Location: McLaren Falls Park
  • Suitable for: All skill levels, from nature enthusiasts to budding fungi finders
  • Requirements: Comfortable weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, a water bottle and a sense of curiosity.
  • Recommended 8+ years but all ages welcome
  • Free - bookings essential

Please note:

All children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by an adult - we are all about learning together!

Why Join:

  • Nature Connection: Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of McLaren Falls Park and forge a deeper connection with the natural world.
  • Photography Exploration: Bring your camera and capture the intricate details of fungi, transforming your nature walk into a photography adventure.
  • Knowledgeable Guide: Benefit from the expertise of a guide who will share insights on fungi identification and thier important role in our ecosystem.

About David Whyte:

David, a trained scientist (biotech industry) turned amateur mycologist, has contributed significantly to fungal observations on inaturalist.nz with nearly 4000 recorded observations, including exotic and indigenous fungi. As a passionate educator, David believes in making learning fun and accessible to all. He has appeared on live TV and has done presentations around New Zealand on a range of fungi topics. David is an active participant of Mushroom Hunting NZ, a vibrant Facebook community with nearly 60,000 members, and is the collector of multiple new to Western Science indigenous fungi.

Secure your spot now for an educational and visually inspiring foray at McLaren Falls Park. Join us as we explore and learn all about the enchanting world of fungi! 

Also check out Davids free talk at Tauranga City Library earlier the same day HERE. Book in for both and make a day of it!

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