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Message posted by exide dm52626/6/2009 at 4:36pm
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Its early days yet but soon round about September time there will be woodland events such as Fungal Forays. These are organised by the forestery commission and some local councils, They give members of the public a chance to go out and see which species are poison an which are edible. I go on such events every year at Kielder and at chopwell woods and there is an abundance of edible fungi to be found but make sure you know whats edible. I have a few field guides on this and do pick an eat my own at the end of summer. These forays are a chance to get out in to the woodlands to see different species of Fungi in all shapes, sizes and colours.

Has anyone been on one of these, There is a micolagist named Gordon Simpson who runs these events in parts of the north east.


Message posted by trinnybin29/6/2009 at 9:04pm
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No I haven't been on one but I would be interested in attending one near me (Nottingham).

It's something I've fancied doing for a year or so but always seem to get to know about the forays too late!

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Message posted by fush04/7/2009 at 1:06pm
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Not Those ones, but I went on one with Kris of www.naturessecretlarder.co.uk which was fantastic.

I also went on one with a http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/, but the chap didn't seem to know a darn thing! All the leader did was get his book out and um and argh a bit lol.


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I havent been on any guided fungal forays.  We went to the Forestry Commission site in Savernake Forest, Marlborough, Wiltshire last September and walked for miles and miles in the forest with our dogs.  Saw some wonderful fungi including the Artists Fungi.  I am not an expert but found it fascinating and carried my Collins Fungi guide everywhere. We also saw deer and at night the tawny owl was hooting in a tree right outside the caravan - wonderful.

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We have been on a couple a bit further North of you and they were great.  You go out and collect all the Fungi then bring it back to a Cental Location, the Rangers/Experts identify it and if edible cook it for you to taste.

Plessey Woods and Bolam Lakes do them, about a fiver to take part, well it was.

 



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