Waxcap and Hazel Gloves Fungi identification training

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Partners:

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Project Description

The Skye and Lochalsh Scottish Wildlife Trust Members Group organised training to enable participants to identify waxcap fungi found in short sward grassland and Hazel Gloves fungus found in Atlantic Hazelwoods. All these species are restricted in distribution and indicators of high quality habitat.

The project consisted of an illustrated lecture on the above species, three field visits and an identification workshop. The event ran over three days and attracted a total of 42 people. As a result of the field trips three new areas have been identified as important for these species on Skye. It is hoped that the participants use the knowledge gained during this project to identify currently unknown sites where these fungi are present.

Funder Information

The Highland Council

Highland Environment Forum

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