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I am colour blind (red/green) and find it difficult to ID fungi. Can you tell me what these are and if they are possibly edible. Thanks
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Hi there, I found these beauties on the grassland at cuckmere and initially thought they might have been misplaced wood blewits. Yesterday the gills l
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Planing this weekend take my little girls to forest of dean on Lydney (never been) but looking in Google maps looks nice woodland.
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wildmushroomonline.co.uk Interesting Wild Mushroom Facts
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Interesting Wild Mushroom Facts
  • Wild mushrooms are neither fish nor fowl, they are not animal, mineral, or vegetable.  They cannot be classified by any other word apart from "Fungi"
  • There are no such things as toadstools - all fungi are mushrooms.
  • Some mushrooms will kill you, some are good to eat but the ones that will kill you are quite rare. There are plenty that will make you feel ill  but not that many will kill you.
  • Mushrooms grow throughout the year not just in Autumn - in every month of the year there will be mushrooms growing somewhere.
  • Without fungi, life on earth would be a very different place.Fungi are the backbone of "rotting" and "decomposition"
  • Fungi have a "mycorrhizal" relationship with trees - that can both nourish some trees and kill others. "Chicken of the woods" will kill and Oak tree but Field mushrooms will nourish other trees. The mycelium threads from the fungi will either remove or provide food for a tree - depending on what type of fungi and tree come together
  • Fungi are the largest living organism on the planet and can be as much as 3 miles in length covering a huge distance. When you see a troop of field mushrooms in a field, they could be connected to mycelium stretching from a wood a mile or more away. Old undisturbed land will provide some of the richest wild mushroom areas - such as the New Forest.
  • It is not know how long Fungi live for - it could be centuries.
  • Mycelium threads are the main part of the Fungi  - we simply pick the fruiting bodies. Think of the mycelium as a "tree" and the bit we eat as its fruit. This is why we have to becareful when picking, not to rip them from the ground but cut the base.
  • Fungi though he did not need like to survive name just need a food source an dampness.

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Posted By,  Claudia on June 28,2010
your english is so bad!even children cando better!
Posted By,  kendrick on October 7,2016
you did meas up in the front of the paper just like me
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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