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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Trumpet Chanterelles

trumpetchanterellesthumb.jpgOut for a walk in the woods, to enjoy the autumn foliage, I very nearly overlooked an abundant crop of Trumpet Chanterelles.

(Article updated October 2016 to include video and recipe)

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Wood Blewits


Here's an interesting thing - Blewits are supposedly quite a common woodland mushroom - and I spend a fair bit of my foraging time in woodland - these should have been one of the first mushrooms I wrote about, but despite looking, I never managed to find them, until now.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

White Helvella


Early autumn was quite dry this year and many of the earlier fungi species weren't very abundant - but now, late autumn has turned very wet - and some of the later species are springing up in huge numbers.

I found a lot of white Helvellas on the green outside my house - but in the end, I decided against picking and eating them - read on to find out why...

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hedgehog Mushrooms


We took a Saturday morning walk in the woods near Rufus Stone in the New Forest and returned home with a basket full of delicious Hedgehog Mushrooms

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Penny Bun Mushroom - AKA Cep, Porcini

cepthumb.jpgThe Penny Bun Mushroom (also known as Cep or Porcini) is possibly the most highly sought wild mushroom - I've picked it many times in the past, but for some reason, haven't written about it here, until now.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Beefsteak Fungus

beefsteakthumb.jpgI've been keeping an eye out for Beefsteak Fungus for quite a long time now - and on a brief camping trip to Somerset, I found an almost perfect specimen.

Later, I found more of them in the New Forest.

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Podoscypha Multizonata

podoscyphathumb.jpgI think this might be the most excited I've ever been about a fungus - and it isn't even edible - so what's going on? Well, it's a bit special, because it's big, strange-looking, and really quite uncommon - it's called Podoscypha multizonata - the Zoned Rosette.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Shaggy Inkcaps

shaggyinkcapthumb.jpgIf you're lucky enough to find a patch of these mushrooms, you're in for a treat. Shaggy Inkcaps are delicious, but are so delicate and ephemeral, you'll need to pick and cook them straight away.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't Eat This - Things The Wild Food Forager Should Avoid

yellowstainerthumb.jpgA load of mushrooms sprang up right in my garden - at first, I thought I had a good crop of Wood Mushrooms. My excitement turned to disappointment, however, when the fungi proved to be specimens of The Yellow Stainer.

This article also explores a selection of other things that the wild food forager should be aware - and wary - of.

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Giant Puffball

giantpuffballthumb.jpgIn a grassy pasture at West Dean, Sussex, we found a giant puffball...

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