Our next work party is on Saturday 30th September and we would be delighted to see any new volunteers. We meet at 10.00 am at the top of Intake Lane and work until 1.00 pm with a break midway. If you wish to come later check the “Welcome to Hagg Wood” notice board at the entrance to the wood, where a note will indicate where we are working in the wood. Bring gloves if you can, and wear stout shoes or wellies. All the necessary tools are provided.
Today you have the opportunity to explore Hagg Wood for the many kinds of fungi which typically emerge in the undergrowth of the wood at this time of year. We will be guided around the wood by Malcolm Greaves, an enthusiastic amateur mycologist and Recorder of the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group. The many varieties and shapes of the mushrooms and other fungi to be found in the wood add to the Autumnal colours of the wood, though typically should definitely not be eaten as they may well also be poisonous.
We will meet at 5.00pm at the main Notice Board in the wood near the Intake Lane entrance.
As parking space is limited, if you are coming by car it is best to find an appropriate parking space along Intake Lane before it becomes a single track.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear for exploring the undergrowth in the wood, where brambles do grow! The event is free to members of FHW but there will be a charge of £5 for non-members.