Earth-starT: An Introduction to British Earthstars

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Join Sally Pattison from the North East Fungus Study Group for an introduction to understanding and identifying Earthstars

Essential Information

Course tutor: Sally Pattison, North East Fungus Study Group

Course length: 1 session, 10.00 am -12.30 pm

Course structure: Indoor session and guided field visit

Course cost: £15 NHSN Members / £20 Non-Members

About this course

This short workshop will introduce the genus covered by the common name of earthstars, primarily that of Geastrum. It will cover important information related to identification from macroscopic features, as well as the opportunity to work through specimens found locally.

Please read the terms and conditions for NHSN education courses before booking.


No previous knowledge of fungi is required.

Recommended Equipment

Please bring along an eye loupe if you have one, although this is not essential as there will be some available to borrow.

About the Tutor

Sally is a fungi enthusiast and has been studying fungi for 10 years with the North East Fungus Study Group. She loves the sensory aspect of finding mushrooms – the smells, the colours and the ‘feel’ of a mushroom can be so vibrant and variable. The hobby is addictive!