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Activity Idea: Fungal forays

Make the most of mushrooms.

Our woodlands are a wonderful resource for mushrooms and other edible fungi. An hour in the right spot can result in a basket full of tasty, varied and expensive food! As an interesting, but probably unreliable non-timber product, fungi are of interest in their own right. However, it is likely that a more pragmatic diversification option is to offer fungal forays to interested members of the public rather than operating as a cottage industry. Some fungi are inedible or poisonous, so “forays” or hunting trips for fungi should be led by experienced mycologists.

 

case studies

 

High Lodge

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Fungal Foray

contact information

 

Non-timber forest products in Scotland:www.forestharvest.org.uk

The Northern Ireland Fungus Group: www.nifg.org.uk/home.htm (This site can take a long time to load).

The British Mycological Society (BMS), founded in 1896: Click here