January Fungi Discoveries at Boundary Way

At Boundary Way we are continuing our work to learn more about the natural heritage of the allotment and that means taking time to notice the changes in the Community Garden through the seasons. It was exciting that on our last fungi hunt we came across several new types of fungi and also some different variations of some old friends,

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Magnifying Mushrooms | Fungi Open Day Success

We were delighted to open the Community Garden and Allotment at Boundary Way on 7th September to put on a day of discovery to celebrate our Magnifying Mushrooms project. The day offered visitors a chance to see new and exciting artwork by local artists, workshop participants, the Wolverhampton Branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild and school children, as well as the

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An Artist’s Foray Into Fungi in Photographs

  To mark the start of our mushroom project, artist Hannah Boyd ran a workshop for the artists and team involved in the project to spark their creativity. The workshop was to inspire the artists to see mushrooms and fungi in a new and exciting way to help them create even more amazing artwork throughout the project. Today we are

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Magnifying Mushrooms Open Day: Art and Science

We are so excited to be holding an exciting Fungi Open Day on 7th September 2019 in our Boundary Way Community Garden. There will be fun for all the family with the theme of an exploration of fungi and interrelationships in nature. The day will mark the culmination of our six month Magnifying Mushrooms project all about fungi supported by

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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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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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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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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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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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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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