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Welcome to WildMushroomsOnline.co.uk! The UK's Biggest Fungi Foragers Club
Welcome to my new and improved site for fungi lovers and wild food foragers! If you have arrived at this site then you probably have a passion for fungi foraging and are looking to gain knowledge about the hugely diverse and fascinating world of wild mushrooms. On the links below you will find a number of sections which will hopefully be a guide to you in your research. This site contains many pages and they are not always easy to find - if you get stuck, please try using the search box or click "View All Categories" Do not eat any wild mushrooms without expert guidance. You use this content at your own risk. Also - share your foraging trips and use the "Post Latest Foraging Trip" feature to tell others about your foraging for anything from fungi, wild plants, wild meat, berries, nuts or herbs.
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NEVER EAT WILD MUSHROOMS UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED IN PERSON BY SOMEONE WHO IS EXPERT OR YOU 100% ARE SURE WHAT YOU HAVE. YOU CANNOT HAVE 100% IDENTIFICATION FROM A PHOTO, REGARDLESS WHAT ANY CONTRIBUTING PERSON SAYS

 

 

A note for novice mushroom foragers in the UK:

 

The UK is a strange place, mushroomly speaking, to grow up.  The inhabitants of the British Isles have never had much of a traditional passion for collecting wild mushrooms, which is why we've ended up referring to Boletus edulis by its Italian or French common name, rather than the English one (Penny Bun).  As well as not being taught how to identify wild mushrooms by our grandmothers, we are also not taught the etiquette of fungi collection.

 

Rule #1:  If you do not know what something is then you do not pick it for eating.

 

Before the days of the internet, that just meant that you don't pick it at all.  Now you have some hope of getting an ID online, so maybe you can pick one to slice in half to aid the person who will try to identify it for you.  Better, just take a photo of it in situ.

 

The reason for this is that there are many rare mushrooms in the UK, and if you don't know what you are picking then you might be picking a rare one.  If anyone subsequently identifies these mushrooms for you, they are just encouraging you to go out and do the same thing next week.  If everybody behaved like this, the result would be a mycological catastrophe.