The latest fungal treasure trove has emerged a good three weeks early with Thursday’s chanterelle haul. Quantities were modest, but the current mixture of high temperatures and scattered showers should provide the perfect conditions for the start of a good flus
For the first time in several years, this season is looking really promising. I’ve been picking some delicious boletes – most notably loads of really lovely young cepes . . .
I’ve still yet to find any St George’s, but the same cannot be said for others, however, and I have been inundated with reports of surprising and mouth-watering finds elsewhere . . .
The recent hosepipe bans may be a cause for concern among gardeners, but they could signal a bumper season for fungi fanatics . . .
Morels and St George’s are beginning to appear in numbers across the country – the mushroom season has truly begun! . . .
Wow! What a year for stinkhorns! This aptly-named mushroom (Phallus impudicus) can be both stunningly smelly and positively pornographic in appearance.
The subject of fungal toxicity is a source of constant fascination for many people, yet it is one which is very improperly understood – particularly by the mycophobic British. While there are certainly plenty of mushrooms which are poisonous enough to kill an adult, in practice the list of dangerous mushrooms is much shorter than one might imagine . . .
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