Tag - Fungi

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Horse Mushrooms

horsemushroomthumb.jpgWe went to a Tomato Festival at West Dean. Arriving early, we were one of the first few cars in the parking field and we found some fantastic horse mushrooms.

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Judas Ear Fungus

judasearthumb.JPGUp on St Catherine's Hill, Winchester, there are a great many Elder trees - including some quite old, decaying specimens - this is a great place to go looking for Judas Ear Fungus.

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Oyster Mushrooms

oystermushroomthumb.JPGI visited some very old beech woods in the New Forest - and found oyster mushrooms growing on the fallen boughs.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Field Mushrooms

fieldmushroom3.JPGAnother bit of urban foraging - we found a local recreation ground covered with rings of superb, delicious field mushrooms.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Amethyst Deceiver

amethystdeceiverthumb.JPGThe Amethyst Deceiver is a name that might conjure up images of a purple-clad comic-book villain. The truth is, it's a common edible mushroom.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Fairy Ring Mushrooms

fairyringthumb.JPGFairy Ring Mushrooms were probably the first wild fungus I learned to reliably identify. I've known for many years that they are edible, but never quite got around to trying them, until now.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

St George's Mushrooms

stgeorge2.jpgI went out looking for morels, but found none. My trip wasn't entirely fruitless though, as I happened across a small patch of St george's Mushrooms.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007


chanterelles1.jpgWe were out of a walk at manor Farm Country Park and not 100 yards away from where we caught the shore crabs last Sunday, I spotted a flash of bright yellow amid the leaf litter off to one side of the path.

On further investigation, my hopes were confirmed - it was a little patch of Chanterelles.

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