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11
Jun

An Inspirational Session of Fungi Stitching

Saturday marked the beginning of a series of exciting textile workshops at Boundary Way. The workshops are all being run by local textile artist and the Chair of the Wolverhampton Branch of the Embroiderers Guild, Elise Stewart. The first session was an exciting look into basic ways to make beautiful embroidery inspired by the allotment’s fungi and the results were fascinating.

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28
May

Fascinating Fungi Explored in Textile Workshops with artist Elise Stewart

After working with artist Elise Stewart on her brilliant Beyondness of Bees Project, we are delighted to announce that she will be returning to Boundary Way to offer visitors exciting and unique opportunities to investigate and creatively respond to the world of fungi. Elise will be running three separate, fascinating workshops, allowing participants to explore a variety of textile art

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23
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Conical Brittlestem

Their distinctive tall, slender stems and little brown conical shaped caps are the distinguishing feature of the Conical Brittlestem, which grows in little groups. These clumps of Conical Brittlestems can be found at the base of trees on layers of leaf and wood litter. Other names: Parasola Conopilus Habitat: Leaf litter in woodlands, particularly beneath Season:  Summer to Autumn This

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20
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Tawny Funnel

Tawny Funnel fungi grow clustered in groups in the soil or on the woodland floor. Beginning their life with flat caps and an ochre colouring, as time passes these fungi gradually become more funnel shaped and take on a tawny-brown colour. Their changing colour and shape can make them difficult to identify and they are often mistaken for the Common

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17
May

Upcoming Creative Workshops Exploring Fungi at Boundary Way

We’re looking forward to an innovative programme of creative workshops exploring the importance and beauty of the fungi at Boundary Way. In this series of workshops we will be working with local artists, scientists and plant experts to represent the fungi in new and exciting ways through art exploration. Join us in the Community Garden to explore drawing, painting, experimental

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16
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Scurfy Twiglet

A small mushroom, often orange in colour, the Scurfy Twiglet begins its life with a convex cap, which becomes more flattened over time. Its lightly scaly cap is a feature that helps to distinguish it and it varies in colour from hazel brown to ochre and orange. It usually appears in a troop, a group of mushrooms, and can be

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13
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Collared Earthstar

Recognisable by it’s star shaped base and round inner fruit body, the Collared Earthstar is an unearthly looking, white-brown coloured specimen. You will find these fungi nestled on the woodland floor, releasing spores from their pointed holes as the wind blows past, or when they are disturbed by rain or animals. A common but intriguing fungi that can be found

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9
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Angel’s Bonnet

With its white colouring and small, bell shaped cap, the Angel’s Bonnet is a delicate looking bonnet fungi that grows in rows on woodland debris, such as rotting wood. It is common throughout the UK and can be distinguished by its grey-brown tinge and ‘medical’ smell. It is usually found growing in small groups. Other names: Mycena arcangeliana, Late-Season Bonnet

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6
May

Let’s Talk About Fungi | Turkeytail Fungus

The Turkeytail Fungus is one of the most common of the bracket fungi and it helps to recycle fallen wood. It speeds up the rotting process of dead wood and so helps to stop the build up of debris in woodlands and forests. The fruit body has a striped-ring appearance that varies in colour depending on where the fungi is

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30
Apr

Beyondness of Bees Exhibition Enchants Visitors

On Saturday, we were delighted to welcome artists Sue Brisco and Elise Stewart to Boundary Way with a wonderful exhibition that marks the culmination of their project ‘The Beyondness of Bees’. The  exhibition of work was created by participants in project and surrounded the theme of the world of bees. Arts and science came together with drawing and textiles in this

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