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Fungi Foray


Know what these fungi are? No, neither do I. Know whether they’ll send you to another planet or to A & E? Me, neither. With 12,000 British species from Common Grey Disco to Dog Vomit, there ‘s a lot, too much, to learn about wild mushrooms. I freely admit to fear and ignorance when it comes to eating the ones I’ve picked however long I compare them to pictures in a book.

Anyway, saw this lot on a perfect autumn walk through the woods of Skipwith Common and the more we looked the more we saw. We knew it was a serious spot for fungi when we saw a Polish family filling a basket. And we also saw a notice advertising two fungus forays (1pm & 2.30pm) here next Saturday (October 13) led by Michael Sankana, Biodiversity officer at Sheffield City Council with the enticing prospect of a wild mushroom dish cooked up at the end by Kerry Netherway of Natural England. Book your place through Jackie on 01757 703305 or email [email protected]