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September

Magic Mushroom Mondays

11th September, 17:00 - 27th November, 20:00
The South London Botanical Institute, The South London Botanical Institute323 Norwood Road
London, SE24 9AQ GB
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Magic Mushroom Mondays

Weekly drop-in identification session, to last to the end of the Fungi season. Bring your own specimens for identification or come and look at those of others. Please see below for additional Fungus Forays. Every Monday until further notice. 5 - 8 pm Fabrice Boltho £3 on day  

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Drop-In Identification Sessions

28th September, 15:00 - 19th October, 17:00
Drop-In Identification Sessions

In conjunction with the Tate Modern. Following Abraham Cruzvillegus' installation of London soils to see what plants appeared from different sites, Tate Modern have asked us to identify those plants. All welcome to come, learn and share expertise. On Thursday 28th September and 5th, 12th and 19th October. 3 - 5 pm Roy Vickery, SLBI Free

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October

Fungus Foray – Tooting Common

7th October, 10:00 - 13:00
Fungus Foray – Tooting Common

Explore the diverse fungi on Tooting Common. Collect and identify samples and bring them along the next day. Meet at Tooting Lido car park. Bring a hand lens if possible, and wear sturdy shoes. Please note our Fungi Palace event on Sunday 8th at the South London Botanical Institute 11 - 3 pm.   Free Fabrice Boltho £5 on day

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Fungi Palace

8th October, 11:00 - 15:00
Fungi Palace

Drop in and learn about just some of the many species of mushrooms and celebrate UK Fungus Day and Fun Palaces Weekend. Garden Café with mushroom soup. Sunday 8th October Fabrice Boltho Free

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Ramblin’

17th October, 19:00 - 21:00
Ramblin’

A talk about recent hiking trips in California and Oregon. Wildflowers, mountains, lakes, myths, bears and other tales from the trails. Tues 17th October 7pm Rupert Hughes Free for members/£3 non-members

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Half-Term Activities Day (For children aged 4+ and carers). Autumn Leaves

24th October, 10:00 - 16:00
Half-Term Activities Day (For children aged 4+ and carers). Autumn Leaves

Crafty creations using autumn leaves. Two sessions from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm, £2 per child/£5 for 3. Booking recommended via email or telephone Tuesday 24th October

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The Big Botanical Draw

29th October, 11:00 - 15:00
The Big Botanical Draw

Part of The Big Draw (www.thebigdraw.com) Come and draw anything and everything botanical using various media, and have an opportunity for a closer look through the microscope. The topic is based around food plants. The house, garden and garden café will all be open. Exhibition from our food Plant Drawing Evenings. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Sunday 29th October Helen Firminger Free Please note: This event is free thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust for our Botany on Your…

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November

Hume Centenary Education Fund Lecture: Poppies – Beyond Flanders Field

7th November, 19:00 - 21:00
Hume Centenary Education Fund Lecture:  Poppies – Beyond Flanders Field

An examination of the cultural significance of the common poppy during this relevant week of remembrance. Tuesday 7th November 7 pm Roy Vickery, SLBI Free for members/£3 non-members

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Plant Drawing Evening

17th November, 19:00 - 21:00
Plant Drawing Evening

Join our informal drawing group (not a class) to explore and draw botany through flowers, fruits and forage. Beginners and experts welcome. Please bring arts materials if you have them, and refreshments to share. Friday 17th November Helen Firminger, SLBI Free, donations welcome Please note: This event is free thanks to funding from City Bridge Trust for our Botany on Your Plate project, but we would welcome donations towards our work - Thank you.

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The Plants & Geology of the Indian Himalayan mountain ranges from Kashmir to Ladakh

24th November, 19:00 - 21:00
The Plants & Geology of the Indian Himalayan mountain ranges from Kashmir to Ladakh

An SLBI member's first visit looking at some of plants and geology of the Indian Himalayan mountain ranges from Kashmir to Ladakh, a beautiful region rarely visited by tourists. Friday 24th November Nicky Nicoll Free for members/£3 non-members

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