To celebrate UK Fungus Day 2020, we held a creative competition. Participants were encouraged to invent their own fantasy fungus using anything they could find in their home (or garden).
Entries were judged by: Professor Lynne Boddy - one of the UK’s most esteemed mycologists - a pioneer in the field of fungal decomposition (the recyclers!) who has many tv appearances to her name, not to mention over 250 research papers published. Martin Bidartando - Professor of Molecular Ecology at Imperial College and an Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Martin is an expert on the symbioses between fungi and plant roots. Mariana Heilmann, an accomplished artist, with a particular interest in fungi as her chosen subject matter. Ali McKernan (aka The FUNgi Guy) who is an enthusiast for all things fungi, and a fungal artist in his own right.
2020 Fantasy Fungus Competition Winners.
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