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St Georges Field Mushroom This section of the site is intended to help the fellow mushroom lover find wild mushrooms throughout the year. This page focuses on summer.

If you happen to find something interesting in summer that is not covered here - take a photo of it and post it on our foragers section for others to enjoy.

Summer is a good time for mushroom lovers, although you do not get the abundance of the wonderful Ceps or Chanterelles, there are still plenty of interesting varieties about.

When looking for mushrooms in Summer, you will need to adjust the type of location as the differing varieties will grow on different types of woodland and fields. Below is a list of the main species you will find in summer: (many of these are very common in Autumn as well Summer)

Field Mushrooms
  • Chanterelle (In Wales is a possibility in summer - usually Autumn)(Cantharellus cibarius and formosus)- Buttery flavor and a very attractive appearance. A versatile mushroom, is excellent sautéed, deep-fried or in sauces or soups.

  • Chicken of the Woods(Laetiporus sulphureus) Large mushroom, excellent cut into strips and dipped into a tempura batter. Must be cooked.

  • King Bolete (Boletus edulis) One of the most desirable mushrooms worldwide, with a wonderful rich flavor and texture.Members of the boletus family are recognisable by the sponge-like, porous underside of the cap and the bulbous, fleshy base. Boletes are easier to recognise than most other varieties, but not all are edible (and some are poisonous).

  • Horn of Plenty or trompette de la mort (Craterellus cornucopioides) Brown-black in colour, trompettes have a characteristic trumpet shape and a firm, almost leathery texture.

This image will help with some species

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Posted By,  Terry Beddoes on August 12,2010
two separate fungi found on a walk in Skelmersdale Lancashire, on the edge of a path and old stream with some oak trees
Posted By,  Linda REa-Smith on December 18,2010
I was with a school group out in Brightwood, OR & found these little mushroom/fungus. Wondering if anyone else has seen them before? & knows what they are called.
Thanks, Linda
Posted By,  Lloyd on August 30,2011
Found in my garden in Leeds on 30th Aug.
Edible, Poisonous or Deadly?
Any clues anyone?
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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