Visit to Epping Forest in Essex for Fungi and Autumn Colours FULL

24 November 2019

10:00 - 16:00

Epping Forest Visitor Centre
Nursery Rd
Waltham Abbey
United Kingdom
IG10 4AF

RPS Member£0.00 
Non RPS Member£5.00 
The available places have been taken but please email as places may become available

Epping Forest is the largest public open space in the London area, at almost 6,000 acres. A former royal hunting forest, it was saved from destruction in the 19th century by the Corporation of London. The age of the forest and the range of habitats that it contains make it a valuable area for wildlife and it is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The formerly pollarded trees have not been cut since the 19th century and have now grown massive crowns of thick, trunk-like branches.The weight of the branches cannot be supported by the parent tree, and the large amount of dead wood in the forest sustains numerous  species of fungi. The predominant tree species are pedunculate oak, european beech, european hornbeam and silver birch - all providing beautiful autumn colours with abundant foreground interest in mosses etc. It is also excellent for infrared photography with the varied trunk and branch shapes providing infinite subjects.

Meeting at 10 am Epping Forest Visitor Centre, Nursery Rd, Waltham Abbey, Loughton IG10 4AF. There are toilets at the car park and visitor centre.  Bring a packed lunch though there is usually food available at the mobile van in the area.

Members are free; £5 for non-members.Please using the booking system as this enables us to know who is coming and contact details

Ann Miles and Jonathan Vaines
Email the event organiser

Region: East AngliaGroup(s): Nature