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Waxcap weekend fungi walk

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Martin Aaron Martin Aaron | 14:29 UK time, Tuesday, 3 November 2009

They may look like something out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory but these stunning and rare waxcap fungi are a fairly regular sight at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

Image courtesy of the National Botanic Garden of Wales: fungi_botanical_gardens.jpg

On Saturday 7 November, staff have organised a guided walk through the Waun Las National Nature Reserve, where the waxcaps flourish.

This time of year, you'll find colourful waxcap fungi and colourful foliage across a network of small copses.

The National Botanic Garden's 440-acre organic working farm was designated a National Nature Reserve by the Countryside Council of Wales in 2008.

The walk starts at 2pm and is being led by Bruce Langridge.

If the rain continues, it may be muddy in places...

  • Tel: 01558 668768

Brush up on your fungi facts before you go:

Waxcaps on the BBC Wales nature Flickr group

Fungi video and article on BBC Wales Nature

Waxcap gallery on the Guardian website

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