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Inktober Competition

It's Inktober! So,  inspired by the hand painted 'Shaggy Inkcap' ink card (right) we received from our friend Chris (@Spores For Thought) we're running a competition to see if you guys can do any better.…
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Monkton Wyld, Dorset Spring Foraging Weekend

Next Spring we're going to be running a foraging weekend at Monkton Wyld Court. This stunning 19th Century Neo-Gothic country house in Dorset offers a variety of courses and accommodation. This idyllic venue is located in a…
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The Puffballs

A common sight around the country for most of the year Puffballs grow in a range of environments and can be very numerous.

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Identifying Amanitas

The Amanita Family is certainly one of the most interesting for foragers, and definitely one that any novice forager should quickly familiarise themselves with.

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Identifying Boletus Mushrooms

How to identify members of the Boletaceae family of fungi. A family that with a few simple rules will mean you can safely find and identify edible members of this culinary treat of a mushroom.

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Wild Mushrooms for beginners

These are a selection of what we think are the safest mushrooms for novice foragers to look for and eat. Sticking to these and following the rules properly should give you a good introduction to the world of foraging for edible wild mushrooms.

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Identifying Russulas

How to identify the Russula family of mushrooms. A fairly safe bet for the inexperienced mushroom hunter. Once you know you have a Russula, there is a imple test to see whether you have one of the edible ones or not.

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Giant Hogweed Identification

Hogweed is one of our favourite edible plants with various great flavours giving it multiple uses in the kitchen. It does have a very dangerous big brother though so here’s an article to help you make sure you don’t mistake the two!

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Making Elderflower Champagne

Identifying the Elder Tree and Making Elderflower Champagne the easy way. With videos on how to identify the tree and prepare the champagne. This simple recipe is the easiest we know of and we hope you enjoy it.

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Identifying White Mushrooms

Not all mushrooms that look good are edible. This is an Article on how to identify some of the safer white mushrooms, and how to avoid some of the deadly poisonous ones too.

Always use multiple sources of identification when mushroom foraging!

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