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by fungi2bwith
Thu May 08, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what are you foraging today
Replies: 10
Views: 3072

Re: what are you foraging today

I found some more horse mushrooms today. :iconbiggrin:
by fungi2bwith
Tue May 06, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what are you foraging today
Replies: 10
Views: 3072

Re: what are you foraging today

Well, I'm a bit puzzled as to whether I should forage at all... :lol: There are some mushrooms growing near my house that seem to be horse mushrooms. I've checked with a good guide and they don't look like any of the poisonous species horse mushrooms can be confused with. They've also got the disti...
by fungi2bwith
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Mushroom ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Re: Mushroom ID

They almost certainly oysters (though a close up picture would be better for an accurate ID). However, I wouldn't trust a chef!
by fungi2bwith
Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: Identification and resources
Replies: 1
Views: 995

Re: Identification and resources

They both look like sulphur tuft, which is not edible. I suspect the first one was growing from some burried wood.
by fungi2bwith
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: We will try to ID your mushrooms here
Replies: 149
Views: 129554

Re: We will try to ID your mushrooms here

If they have no pores they are not ceps. They look a bit like immature king oysters (which I don'tthink grow naturally in the UK). Where did you find them and on what substrate?

Garry
by fungi2bwith
Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: I'm just back from a lunchtime foray...
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

Re: I'm just back from a lunchtime foray...

I'm very jealous, I took the dog for a walk at lunchtime and all I found was a rusula someone had kicked over and a few dried up chanterelles! Not even any non-edibles. 1. agree, beefsteak. 2. Yes looks like a russula (brittlegill). Difficult to say for certain which one. I always taste russulas and...
by fungi2bwith
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: ID confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Re: ID confirmation

Hi Garry, Thanks very much for the advice. In answer to your comments: 1. Glad to have this one confirmed. I was pretty sure so had a little nibble. Unfortunately it was quite an old specimen and full of maggots! I'm still on the look out for another of these for supper. 2. Glad to hear you think i...
by fungi2bwith
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: ID confirmation
Replies: 5
Views: 2661

Re: ID confirmation

1. Yes agreed, this is a cep. 2. I can't be 100% sure from the picture, but almost sure it is a blusher. 3. I can't tell from the picture. I would need to see the cap more clearly and the gills. The smell is part of the ID for this one, it smells strongly of sweet almonds. 4. Looks like an old speci...
by fungi2bwith
Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what to forage for on the Kent coast
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Re: what to forage for on the Kent coast

River cottage handbook No.5 (Edible seashore) by John Wright, is both informative and an entertaining read.
by fungi2bwith
Fri May 25, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What mushroom is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: What mushroom is this?

It is not too early for field mushrooms. Although they tend to ocurr later in the year, they occasionally appear earlier in the year. I found a large ring of field mushrooms three weeks ago. The mushroom in your picture definately looks like an agaricus but I am not sure that this one is campestris ...
by fungi2bwith
Wed May 23, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!
Replies: 25
Views: 7849

Re: can't identify a fish!!Help please!!

5" would be relatively big for a bullhead. If it is they are easily recognisable from above by their shape (looks like they have a wide squashed head). The shape can also be imagined from their other name "the miller's thumb".
by fungi2bwith
Wed May 09, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Mushroom and Fungus Identification
Topic: St. George Mushrooms? ID suggestions welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 1570

Re: St. George Mushrooms? ID suggestions welcome

They look like St George's to me. The caps can be darker especially when they are getting old. The mealy smell is very characteristic of St George's. However, smell is subjective, your leathery smell description may be the same thing.

Garry
by fungi2bwith
Sun May 06, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St George's Mushrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: St George's Mushrooms

There are plenty of St George's around and I also found some more morels in woodchip. I have also seen early field mushrooms, fairy ring champignon, chicken of the woods, and three wood blewits! http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/gkrickard/008450x600.jpg http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa99/...
by fungi2bwith
Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St George's Mushrooms
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: St George's Mushrooms

I found my first of the season today, only a small handful. With two morels, also found today, they were very tasty.
Garry
by fungi2bwith
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Garlic Mustard
Replies: 5
Views: 1193

Re: Garlic Mustard

Dead nettle leaves can be used in the same way as stinging nettles (red dead nettles are also common). The flowers are quite pleasant scattered in salads. A good identifying feature of dead nettles is the square stem (it is easy to feel the stem and the four sides are quite obvious) which is typical...