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Weeping Widow

Unlike the name suggests the Weeping Widow is not a poisonous mushroom but has a bitter taste making it rather inedible. The ‘weeping’ seems to refer to the droplets of...

Glistening Inkcap

The powdery ‘mica’ covering can be seen shining when the sun is out but this mushroom has no nutritional value so is best left alone or added to other mushrooms...

False Chanterelle

Not strictly speaking a poisonous mushroom but they can cause alarming symptoms in some people.

Red Cracked Bolete

Common but like all Boletes they can take time to spot, once one is found you will usually find more in the area. This mushroom can be much maligned by...

Common Earthball

This very common mushroom appears to be responsible for the most mushroom poisonings each year in the UK. This is possibly due to confusion with Common Puffballs or even Truffles....

Powdery Brittlegill

The powdery nature of the caps of this mushroom make it one of the slightly easier Russulas to identify....

Porcelain Fungus

Grows in large numbers and is great for the pot as long as the tough stems are removed and the slime washed off....

Birch Polypore

This common white bracket fungus has many uses and has been utilised by humans for thousands of years....

Common Inkcap

This mushroom is known for causing severe poisoning when consumed with alcohol, but there are suggestions that it also has longer lasting health effects, therefore we moved it to the...

Field Blewit

A safe mushroom for the novice forager as there are no look-a-likes in the UK.