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Locals invited to take part in Highams Park fungi walk

The 23rd June walk will highlight the importance of wood-decaying fungi to biodiversity, reports Rana Rastegari

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The London Fungus Network will be running a guided walk in Highams Park for London Rivers Week 2024.

The 23rd June walk will see guides discuss the importance of wood-decaying fungi to biodiversity and the shape of rivers. It will allow participants to get to know a local river and its natural habitat as well as the legacy of human engineering and land use in the area.

The meeting point will be emailed to participants before the event and free parking is available on nearby streets. The walk will be taking place over uneven and steep terrains and will not be suitable for wheelchairs or buggies.

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London Fungus Network is a part of London Park National City and was launched in 2020. The London Park National City is an initiative to make London wilder, greener and healthier and the fungus network connects those interested with fungi to urban fungal kingdoms.

London Rivers Week is an annual event celebrating London rivers and the actions taken to protect them. Events include nature trials, river clean ups and community art workshops across London.

On 16th July, an art exhibition inspired by mushrooms and mycelium growing in North London woodlands by artist Jacqueline Freeman will also be on display in Archway.

Find out more and sign up to the walk here

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