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Fungi Festival – Talk – Murderous Mushrooms: How to Recognise Toxic Mushrooms with Iona Fraser

Ever wondered what happens if you accidentally eat a poisonous mushroom? In this talk with Iona, you can learn about the main groups of toxins in mushrooms, how they affect a person’s body, and which mushrooms you might find them in.

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During this talk, you will do a little work on how to ID some of the most toxic groups of mushrooms, and finish with a little myth busting – and a bit of time for a Q & A, for all your burning questions! Iona Fraser is a Field Mycologist with over a decade’s experience teaching and having spent 16 years down the fungi “rabbit hole” so far. She is also one third of Petrichor – a team of 3 Mushketeers devoted to using nature engagement to help people struggling with their mental health. Her passion for the world of mycology includes field identification, microscopy, and dabbling in fungi DNA. She also has a special interest in mushroom toxicity, which she developed over the course of several years whilst volunteering as a trusted identifier for ‘Poisons Help’ – an international emergency identification service used by healthcare providers and vets around the world. This is a role that she continues to this day. Happiest up to her knees in a bog, or laying full body in the mossy litter – her goal is to share this passion for All Things Fungi with as many people as she possibly can!

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Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Meeting point

Please head to the Visitor Centre on arrival.

What to bring and wear

Please dress for the autumn weather. Takes place outside, within a marquee.

Accessibility

Step free access.

Contact info

Central Box Office

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