Fungi Foray


Saturday 4th November


Quaker Meeting House,

Bush Road, E11 3AU

Fungi walks, talk, and art activity  to be held in and around the Quaker Meeting House

Walks to be led by Michael Green of the London Fungus Network

Artist Jo Wood will be on hand to encourage drawing and recording

Free ticketed event please book here:

Please come dressed for the weather.

Bring a packed lunch and a drink – and a cup if you want to try mushroom tea!

Provisional Programme:

10am: Tricia Moxey gives a presentation, ‘Fungi in the Forest’, to be held in the Social Room at the Meeting House

11am: Michael Green leads a fungus foray and survey in the Quaker burial ground behind the Meeting House

12.30pm: Refreshment break outdoors behind the Meeting House.  Sample Fungi Coffee and examine specimen table

1.00-1.30 pm: Second fungi foray nearby in the Bush Wood area

2.30-3pm: Return to Meeting house and review findings

The  Wren 2023 Autumn Newsletter is here:


(click above to download all the news)


Wren Practical work has started for the 2023/24 winter season

Make a difference, help preserve the local environment

Please check details of venue in the diary.


  New Tindersticks events in

  Wanstead Park this autumn


The latest information on Bird Flu from The London Wildlife Trust is here:

Bird Flu

As you probably know we have Avian Influenza (bird flu) in our area and a number of swans and geese have already died.
People are giving out conflicting advice on how we can prevent the spread of this disease.

The Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group are supporting the Corporation of London who are following scientific advice on this matter

Please don’t feed the birds – this causes them to flock together and pass the disease to each other. The birds won’t starve, they are wild animals and know how to find their own food. It also feeds the rats causing their number to increase.

If you see a sickly bird leave it alone, hopefully it will recover.
Do not touch any birds or surfaces contaminated by bird droppings.

If you see a dead bird please phone CoL on 020 8532 1010 reporting the location. Use What3Words if you have it. You can also email
If you keep pet birds or poultry clean and disinfect your shoes when you get home and before visiting the forest.

Garden birds.
Make sure you clean and disinfect your feeders regularly and change water daily.Do not touch sickly or dead birds or pick up feathers.

For further advice call the Defra helpline 03459 33 55 77