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wildmushroomonline.co.uk Geoffs Column - A Foragers Notes
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This Column is written by Geoff


My New-Year's resolution for 2010 will be to replace as much shop-bought produce with foraged produce as possible.  That means something relatively new to me: foraging for plants.  I have just consumed the first full meal I have ever eaten which consisted entirely (or almost entirely) of foraged material: roadkill venison and wild mushroom stew, fried giant funnel with thistle roots, and common mallow and ribwort plantain for greens. Real food. What my ancestors ate.
 
From mid-summer 2010, which is the beginning of the main mushroom season, I will be available full-time to take people out on foraging trips (further details and prices to be anounced later.)   Between now and then I have a lot of learning and experimentation ahead of me, and the anticipation of finally finding out how to tell the difference between Wild Chervil and Hemlock (I passed on the probable Wild Chervil today) and discovering what turns up when you go seriously foraging in the Winter and Spring. Perhaps I'll even lay my hands on some of those elusive, ephemeral, brain-like morels.   That's probably the most enjoyable part of the whole foraging experience: you never know what is around the next corner. 

Geoff


Read articles from Geoff below:


Subcategories
The Reclassification of the Inkcaps: Wild Mushrooms Year of The HedgeHog Fungus Invasion of the Monster Honey Fungus
Waxcaps Wild Mushrooms Edible wild mushrooms and wild herbs Wild Mushrooms False Saffron Milkcap
Rare Fungi and Wild Edible Plants, Summer 2010 The 2010 Wild Mushroom Season Has Finally Arrived Review of 2010 wildmushroomsonline guided forages
Wild Mushrooming 2011 The Death Cap Mushroom Season 2011 is open. Wild Mushroom Foraging Autumn 2011
Agrocybe The Fieldcaps Review of 2011 Wild Mushroom Season. Late Winter Foraging
Autumn Rare Wild Mushroom Find Autumn Shaggy Parasols The year of the slug, wild mushrooms last year
st georges mushrooms wild mushroom Wild Mushrooms, The Russulas Wild Mushroom Fairy Rings
Foraging: Four Deadly Fungi
 
 
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Posted By,  otto on November 30,2009
 
impessive stuff
Posted By,  Val on May 17,2010
 
Im really impressed,bravo!
Posted By,  NIGEL on August 20,2010
 
Can you please identify these fungi growing in my garden
Posted By,  geoff on August 23,2010
 
Nigel,

These photos look like brick caps (Hypholoma lateritium) to me.

Geoff
Posted By,  Stuart on September 16,2010
 
I saw this in isolation so didn't pick it. 4-5cm grey wrinkly cap, pinky orange gills and a light grey-white stem getting thinner toward the cap growing from a dead beech log. Left well alone.
Posted By,  geoff on September 16,2010
 
Looks like it might be an old Volvariella bombycina, so well done for leaving it be. Would have been very pretty in its prime.
Posted By,  Stuart on September 16,2010
 
Thanks, Geoff!
Posted By,  john sztucki on September 23,2010
 
thank you sir, you're streets ahead of me,i just stay with the few species that i know.
Posted By,  Lee Champion on September 25,2010
 
On a recent walk through the woods i found these mushrooms, however not being an experianced picker not sure what they are or if there edible.Any ideas?
Posted By,  geoff on September 25,2010
 
Lee,

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Wild Mushroom Identification - Recommended Books for All Skill Levels:
Every amateur mycologist should have a decent library of books, here are the top five books I highly recommend for wild mushroom identification:
 
1) Field Guide to Edible Mushrooms of Britain and Europe (Field Guides)  - Great layout with superb images - Peter Jordan
3) Mushrooms: A comprehensive guide to mushroom identification  - This one is a proper belter with loads and loads of good technical data - Roger Phillips
4) Complete Mushroom Book: The Quiet Hunt   - A lovely book by a lovely man. Antonio Carluccio
5) Mushrooms: River Cottage Handbook No.1 - Always a favourite from Hugh's fungi specialist friend, John Wright

It is important to have at least 3 books so you can cross reference and cover as many species as possible