This course on identification of macrofungi is for those who are interested in fungi, have some basic experience of trying to identify them (e.g. using a pictorial field guide or participating in group recording forays) and would like to take their identification skills further.

This fungi course will equip you with the skills necessary to set out on your fungi identification journey with confidence, be able to classify fungi into the correct major groups, and be able to identify many of the more commonly occurring fungi to at least genus level. You will explore field techniques, fungi structure and function, their ecology and distribution, as well as gain an understanding of the importance of these species for conservation and recording.

Tutor: Jeanette Maddy

Jeanette Maddy is the Chair of North West Fungus Group, an active recorder and field surveyor and an Associate Tutor with Manchester Metropolitan University for the MSC Biological Recording Course.