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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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15
Apr

Magnifying Mushrooms

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been awarded funding from Grow Wild UK and Creative Black Country to run a creative project exploring the fungi at Boundary Way Allotments & Community Garden. ‘Magnifying Mushrooms’ will bring together artists, scientists and plant experts. We’ll be looking closely at fungi and finding out more about interconnections in nature. We will be

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16
Mar

Let’s Talk About Fungi.

We are thrilled to announce that Boundary Way’s Project co-ordinator Holly Pleydell has achieved success with her application for Youth Award funding from Grow Wild UK and the National Lottery Community Fund. Holly has devised a brand new project combining investigations into fungi with an artistic commission, entitled ‘Let’s Talk About Fungi’. The grant for £500 will kickstart research into

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20
Feb

Beyondness of Bees Exhibition & Workshop

We are so excited to be collaborating with the Beyondness of Bees team, artists Elise Stewart & Sue Brisco. They have been working over the past months to bring together the worlds of art and science, with a focus on the microscopic world of the bee. We will be hosting an enchanting exhibition displaying the wonderful artistic outcomes of their

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13
Feb

Sensing Nature Arts Award Round Up

  Featured on the Arts Connect blog, the following article will allow you to learn more about the exciting journey of the Arts Award programme at Boundary Way so far… “Since 2016 the Boundary Way project have been running creative sessions with young people at Penn Fields Special School. The workshops take place at Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden,

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