Have you ever seen a dead man’s fingers?  Or a chicken in the woods?  Chances are that even if you think you haven’t, you probably have without realising it!  They are both relatively common fungi which you can see at this time of year. 

Every autumn beautiful fungi push their way up through the soil to provide a burst of colour, littering the ground and trees with orange, yellow, green and purple gems.  You’ll be surprised at the variety, colour and form of ‘mushrooms’ that you encounter if you keep your eyes peeled.

To discover more about the world of fungi join an enthusiast on UK Fungus Day - Sunday 13 October - for an autumnal stroll around WWT London Wetland Centre to spot which fungi are about and to learn more about them. 

The Fungus Day Walks on Sunday 13 October, 2013, at WWT London Wetland Centre take place at 11am and 2pm.  The cost is £6.00 per person, plus admission to the Centre, and places must be booked in advance on 020 8409 4400.  We won’t be picking fungi on our walk – we leave them for the birds and insects to feast on! Visit wwt.org.uk/london to find out more about this event.